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Supplementary Information for core issues of paper GS 03 of IAS Mains. 

This section is a kind of Knowledge Bank, where you get various links of pages of various websites for information on various topics related with General Studies Paper 03 of IAS (Mains).

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Providing you supplementary information to basic knowledge of the issues of General Studies (IAS Mains)

General Studies - III 250 Marks (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)


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

Inclusive growth: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

Government Budgeting.

Agriculture and irrigation: 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

Farm Subsidies, MSP, PDS and Technology Mission: 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: Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.

Land Reforms: Land reforms in India.

Liberalization and Industrial policy: 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.

Indigenization of technology: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; Indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

Technology and IPR: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, Nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.

Environment: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

Disaster Management: Disaster and disaster management.

Linkages between development and spread of extremism.

Internal and Cyber 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: Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism

Security Forces: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

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