[Solved] How can biotechnology help to improve the living standards of farmers? (UPSC GS-3 Mains 2019)

Agricultural biotechnology or agri-tech involves the use of scientific tools and techniques, including genetic engineering, molecular markers, molecular diagnostics, vaccines, and tissue culture, to modify living organisms used in agricultural fields. India has dedicated department named Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) under the Ministry of Science and Technology which looks after different types of … Read more

[Solved] How is the Government of India protecting traditional knowledge of medicine from patenting by pharmaceutical companies? (UPSC GS-3 Mains 2019)

Indian system of medication a healthcare system is based on indigenous Ayurveda and Siddha system coupled with practice of yoga. Although, Unani system did not develop in India but has evolved in India with passage of time. These systems of medication have been evolving in India for thousands of years. Rapid bio-prospecting in modern era … Read more

[Solved] Suggest measures to improve water storage and irrigation system to make its judicious use under depleting scenario. (UPSC GS-3 mains 2020)

The judicious use of water in the agricultural sector is imperative for sustainable development, especially in view of water scarcity. The need for judicious use is further accentuated under what are often referred to as ‘depleting scenarios’, which prevail in India, and are characterized by low levels of water available per hectare for irrigation. Measures … Read more

[Solved] What are the major factors responsible for making rice-wheat system a success? In spite of this success how has this system become bane in India? (UPSC GS-3 mains 2020)

The rice-wheat system in India, sown in winter after the paddy crop, is one of the oldest cropping systems in the world. Experts who worked on this system in the third Five Year Plan realized that there were several advantages of wheat over rice. The plans for two consecutive years gave good yields only where … Read more

Role of Artificial Intelligence in Indian Judiciary-UPSC

It’s not something new for the Supreme court. The Supreme court has already been using artificial intelligence for translations and some other purposes, but this is perhaps the first time that when to use it for judicial purposes, one but second , to introduce artificial intelligence. First in docket management and thereafter, you could have … Read more

[Analysis] National Productive Council: Aims, Features, Publications, and Providers-UPSC

National Productive Council was established and registered as an AutonomousSociety below the Societies Registration Act 1860, below the Division ofIndustrial Coverage and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Trade, Authorities ofIndia on twelfth February 1958 with the target to advertise productiveness consciousness inthe nation. What are the targets of the council ? The targets of the … Read more

What is Trade Margin Rationalization? -UPSC

Basically, under the proposed Trade Margin Rationalization regime, manufacturers would be authorized to offer a limited price margin for the entire trade channel Trade margin is the variation between the price at which the manufacturers (indigenous /overseas) sell to the trade and the price to patients (MRP). The marketplace is skewed where suppliers induce hospitals … Read more

What are some best examples of Sustainable Living?

Going sustainable means overcoming dependence on the earth’s natural resources and reducing your surrounding footprint. First of all, we need to understand why it is essential to lead a sustainable lifestyle. We use non- recyclable plastic products which might have long endurance and long life but this positive quality is the one which is the … Read more