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General Studies - III | UPSC Mains Syllabus

General Studies - III | UPSC Mains Syllabus

General Studies - III | UPSC Mains Syllabus

General Studies-III:Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management 

® Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 

® Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 

® Government Budgeting. 

® Major crops-cropping patterns in various parts of the country, - different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers. 

® Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. 

® Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management. 

® Land reforms in India. 

® 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. 

® Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life. 

® Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. 

® Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 

® Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. 

® Disaster and disaster management. 

® 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. 

General Studies - III | UPSC Mains Syllabus