General Studies (Paper – 3)

General Studies -III  (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)

Economics:

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  • Government Budgeting.
  • Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
  • Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc.
  • Investment models.

Agriculture Related Issues:

Science and Technology: 

Environment Related Issues

  • Conservation,
  • Environmental pollution and degradation,
  • Environmental impact assessment.

Disaster and disaster management

Security Related Issues:

  • Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
  • Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
  • Challenges to internal security through communication networks,
  • Role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges
  • Basics of cyber security
  • Money-laundering and its prevention.
  • Security challenges and their management in border areas;
  • linkages of organized crime with terrorism.
  • Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
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