GS-3 (Mains), Mains-2018 (English)

Big Data – Applications & Challenges

Big data is a term for data sets that are so large or complex that traditional data processing application software is inadequate to deal with them. Big data challenges include capturing data, data storage, data analysis, search, sharing, transfer, visualization, querying, updating and information privacy. The data could be from social networks, web server logs,… Continue reading Big Data – Applications & Challenges

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Food Processing Industry in India – Complete Analysis

Food Processing Industry (FPI) in India is a sunrise sector that has gained prominence in the recent years. Easy availability of raw materials, changing lifestyles and favourable fiscal policies has given a considerable push to the industry's growth. India being one of the biggest food producers of the world is in very advantageous position to… Continue reading Food Processing Industry in India – Complete Analysis

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Contract Farming in India – Issues & Suggestions

Contract farming involves agricultural production being carried out on the basis of an agreement between the buyer and farm producers. It involves the buyer specifying the quality required and the price, with the farmer agreeing to deliver at a future date. Contract farming (CF) is defined as forward agreements specifying the obligations of farmers and… Continue reading Contract Farming in India – Issues & Suggestions

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Electronics Sector in India – Issues and Suggestions

Electronics sector has become an agent of change in segments like lighting, automotive, communications, etc. India’s electronic system design and manufacturing (ESDM) sector continues to be a critical force for growth, innovation and disruption, across multiple segments. -> India electronics industry is worth $140 billion in 2017 and is projected to grow to $400 billion… Continue reading Electronics Sector in India – Issues and Suggestions

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Future of Trade Multilateralism – WTO’s relevance & Issues associated

Trade Multilateralism can be defined as the progress of world trade in goods and services at a scale covering and connecting multiple economies. It stands for a regime of open and trade with very few restrictions. The consensus based approach of the multilateral trade agreements seeks to provide equal footing to every nation despite its… Continue reading Future of Trade Multilateralism – WTO’s relevance & Issues associated

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Cyber Security – Issues & Challenges for India

The government is stepping up authority around cyber security to check the rising menace of financial frauds. Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) was conducted in India for first time where the theme for the conference was Cyber4All: A Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable Development. => GCCS was launched with a view to establish… Continue reading Cyber Security – Issues & Challenges for India

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Deep Learning – A Subfield of Machine Learning

What is Deep Learning Neural Network? Deep Learning Neural Network is a machine learning technique that teaches computers to do what comes naturally to humans: learn by example. In deep learning, a computer model learns to perform classification tasks directly from images, text, or sound. Deep learning models can achieve state-of-the-art accuracy, sometimes exceeding human-level… Continue reading Deep Learning – A Subfield of Machine Learning

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DNA Fingerprinting – Benefits and Challenges

Recently, eminent scientist and ‘father of DNA fingerprinting in India’ Lalji Singh died following a heart attack. Dr. Singh was one of the leaders instrumental in making DNA fingerprinting mainstream in India, both at the level of research as well as for forensic applications.   What is DNA fingerprinting? -> DNA fingerprinting (or DNA Profiling)… Continue reading DNA Fingerprinting – Benefits and Challenges

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WTO Issues – Food Security & Multilateral Trade Negotiations

The Ministerial Conference is the top decision making body of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Recently, 11th Ministerial conference of WTO held in Buenos Aires, Argentina to discuss substantive issues such as the food security right of developing countries and the centrality of development in multilateral trade negotiations.   Background: Since Doha Round, US and… Continue reading WTO Issues – Food Security & Multilateral Trade Negotiations

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Data Protection – Justice B.N. Srikrishna Committee

A uniform law that aims to protect citizens virtual data has the potential of securing their rights and establish confidence in the law for a better governance of government policies. What is Data Protection? -> Data protection is about safeguarding our fundamental right to privacy, which is enshrined in International and regional laws & conventions,… Continue reading Data Protection – Justice B.N. Srikrishna Committee

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Market Economy Status to China – Issues & Its implications on India

A market economy is an economic system where decisions regarding investment, production, and distribution are based on the interplay of supply and demand, which determines the prices of goods and services. -> Under WTO norms, once a country gets market economy status, exports from it are to be accepted at the production costs and selling… Continue reading Market Economy Status to China – Issues & Its implications on India

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Criminalisation of Cyber Space

The evolution of technology impacts the nature of conflict and war. Amongst the recent aspects of involving in conflict is “no contact war” (NCW) wherein there is no “physical” or “kinetic” action. Recently many instances where terrorist organizations & radical groups using cyber platform to disturb public harmony has increased. To police a Cyberspace, an… Continue reading Criminalisation of Cyber Space

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Safety in Indian Railway

Indian railways is the fourth-largest railway network and the world's eighth largest employer. It is one of the busiest networks in the world.   Railway accidents happen due to several reasons as: -> An incorrect signal, a mistake or an act of negligence by one of its staff according to NITI Aayog report 6/10 accidents… Continue reading Safety in Indian Railway

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Shale Gas – Prospects for India

What is Shale Gas? -> Shale gas is natural gas formed from being trapped within shale formations. -> Shale gas—an “unconventional” source of methane, like coal-bed gas (in coal seams) and tight gas (trapped in rock formations) -> It is colorless, odorless, lighter than air. -> In Europe shale gas is not used because of… Continue reading Shale Gas – Prospects for India

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Indian Agriculture – Contemporary Issues

Agriculture, with its allied sectors, is unquestionably the largest livelihood provider in India, more so in the vast rural areas. It also contributes a significant figure to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of India. Sustainable agriculture, in terms of food security, rural employment, and environmentally sustainable technologies such as soil conservation, sustainable natural resource management… Continue reading Indian Agriculture – Contemporary Issues