UPSC Civil Service Examination IAS Science & Technology: Environment And Bio-Diversity Coaching Live Interactive / Offline Classes in Delhi / & Hyderabad

Science & Technology:
And Environment And Bio-Diversity
Online Live Interactive / Offline Classes

6 Weeks Course Duration || BATCH STARTS 13 Dec.2017 || FEE: Rs.9000/- Only

Schedule:

TOPIC 1: SPACE SCIENCES AND BASICS OF MOTION

  • Concepts of motion and gravitation
  • Orbital mechanics
  • Launch vehicle systems
  • Satellite systems
  • Space missions and observatories - India and world
  • Remote sensing and space based communication
  • Economics and benefits of space research in India
  • Space biology, safety, maneuvers
  • Space waste and management
  • Policy initiatives
  • Recent trends and concurrent debates

TOPIC 2 : COSMOLOGY, ASTRONOMY AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

  • Understanding Cosmology
  • Evolution and development of matter and energy (dark and anti-matter)
  • Ground based and Space telescope
  • Observatories and their importance- neutrino observatory etc
  • Recent trends and their benefits

TOPIC 3: IT, COMPUTERS AND BASICS OF ELECTROMAGNETISM

  • Electromagnetism and Optics
  • Concepts of electronics and semiconductors
  • Basics of computers- intra and inter connections in computers, buses, SATA, memory- internal and external memory, optical disc, Blu ray disc, Protein coated disc
  • Types of computers- super computers, quantum computers, optical and biocomputer
  • Internet, Internet governance, Computer security and cyber security
  • Broadband and fiber optics- Digital India etc
  • Communication technology - Mobile technology- 1G. 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
  • Wireless technology- Wi-Fi, Wi-Max, WiDi, WLAN, White-fi, WiTricity etc
  • Artificial Brain and Intelligence
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Quantum computing and Cloud computing
  • Display Technology
  • Digital equality, Net neutrality and global controversies
  • Role of IT in Agriculture, Planning, medicine and urbanization
  • Economics of IT and communication
  • Indian policies and initiatives
  • Contemporary issues and their impacts

TOPIC 4: NANOTECHNOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY OF ELEMENTS

  • Concepts of matter, elements, atomic structure, bonding etc
  • Nanoscience
  • Molecular manufacturing
  • Nano tools, Nano materials and their applications (Nano carbon, Graphene)
  • Applications in pollution managements
  • Neuro nanotechnology
  • Nanomedicine and Nanofoods
  • Nanotechnogy policies and initiatives and controversies

TOPIC 5 : NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY, ATOMIC ENERGY AND RADIOACTIVITY

  • Basics of atomic structure and Radioactivity
  • Nuclear reactions fusion and fission
  • Energy Gen. in Nuclear reactors
  • India's nuclear programmes
  • Nuclear Policy and initiatives
  • Fusion energy: Tokamak, ITER
  • Nuclear safety
  • Civilian nuclear importance and implications
  • Nuclear medicine

TOPIC 6: ENERGY TECHNOLOGY AND THERMODYNAMICS

  • Traditional sources of energy- Fossil fuel, Thermal and Hydro power Vs.
  • Recent trends of energy- Solar, Wind, Hydrogen, Bioenergy
  • Batteries and Fuel cells
  • Energy conservation techniques
  • LED, LCD, Plasma technology, CFL, Mercury vapor lamps
  • Artificial photosynthesis
  • Nanowire battery and Nantenna
  • Economics of energy
  • Policies and initiatives
  • Contemporary issues

TOPIC 7: DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY

  • Indian military strength and strategy
  • Missiles, Tanks, Submarines, Helicopter and Aircraft
  • Direct energy weapons
  • Particle beam weapon
  • Electromagnetic weapons
  • Laser and Electro laser
  • Stealth technology
  • Indian Defense agencies and deals
  • Policies and initiatives
  • Recent trends

TOPIC 8: ROBOTICS and AI

  • Basics, Applications, Controversy.
  • Applications, Automation and 4th Industrial revolution.
  • Internet of things and Smart City.

TOPIC 9 : BASICS OF LIFE SCIENCES AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • Concepts of Life, evolution, Cell, DNA and Genetics
  • Basics of Biotech techniques & recombinant DNA Technology
  • Cloning: Cell, Animal and Therapeutic
  • Applications in Industry
  • Genetically Modified Organisms
  • Tissue engineering, DNA Finger printing
  • Verification and cryopreservation
  • Biosensors and bioreceptors
  • Biosafety: concerns and frameworks
  • Policies and schemes
  • Biotechnology and IPR
  • Other contemporary issues

TOPIC 10: HUMAN BIOLOGY, HEALTH AND MEDICINE

  • Human biology and behaviors, diseases and immunity
  • Antibodies, Vaccines and Diagnostics tools
  • Gene therapy, Personalized Medicine and Regenerative Medicine
  • Stem Cell technology
  • Robotics surgery
  • Nanomedicine
  • Telemedicine
  • Organ transplant
  • Alternative medicine and therapies
  • Pharmaceutical sector, IPR, controversies and issues
  • Biotourism and issues
  • Schemes and policies
  • Contemporary issues and analysis

TOPIC 11 : AGRICULTURE

  • Plant biology, physiology and metabolism
  • Plant breeding and genetic engineering
  • GM Crops: advantages and disadvantages
  • Agro-climatic zones
  • Biology and ecology of soil
  • Water retention and plant water relations
  • Agro-economy and economically important plants
  • Recent trends in improvement of agriculture
  • Phytoremediation, Bioponics and vertical farming
  • Crop rotation, agroforestry and other tools
  • National policies on agriculture
  • Contemporary issues

TOPIC 12: BIODIVERSITY AND CLASSIFICATION OF LIVING BEINGS

  • Basics of diversity of living beings
  • Economically important living beings
  • Ecological parameters
  • Physical and environmental parameters
  • Important flora and fauna of India
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Indian and international Conservation governance
  • Wild life conservation

TOPIC 13: ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

  • Basics of Ecology and ecosystem
  • Bio-geo-chemical and ecological zone in India and world
  • Environment degradation and pollution
  • Conservation strategies
  • Environmental governance
  • Global conventions

TOPIC-14: INTERNATIONAL TREATIES FOR BIODIVERSITY & WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

  • United Nations Conference on Environment and Development-Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
  • The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization
  • The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
  • The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  • Centre for World Natural Heritage Management and Training
  • The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
  • The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
  • The National Focal Points for the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and its Instruments
  • Wildlife crimes and methodology for combating
  • The Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network (TRAFFIC)
  • Coalition Against Wildlife Trafficking (CAWT)
  • South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network
  • Wildlife Rescue Centre
  • Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation
  • Global Tiger Forum (GTF)
  • World Wide Fund for nature
  • International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
  • United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)

TOPIC-15: ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION IN INDIA

  • Provisions in the Indian Constitution towards Environmental Protection
  • Salient Features of Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act,1981
  • Salient Features of Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974
  • Salient features of Forest Conservation Act, 1980
  • Salient Features of Wildlife Protection Act,1972
  • Salient Features of Environment (Protection) Act,1986
  • Biological Diversity Act 2002
  • Coastal Regulation Zone
  • Role of Government in Environmental Protection
  • The Public Liability Insurance (PLI) Act, 1991
  • Environmental crime in India
  • Indian long term ecological observatories (I-LTEO)
  • CEPI
  • Lighting a Billion Lives
  • Eco-Mark
  • USERS
  • BCRLIP
  • National Clean Energy Fund
  • National Mission for Electric Mobility

34 Questions in Pre & 6 Questions in Mains-2016 came directly from our Classroom Notes and Test Series

Why this Module:

Scope of Topic in UPSC/IAS Exam:

Scope in Prelims(Avg. 50+Marks)

General Science:

General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio diversity and Climate Change

Scope in Mains(Avg. 200+Marks)

  1. Scientific Developments: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country (GS Paper I)
  2. Scientific Policy and Governance: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. (GS Paper II)
  3. Socio-technical Issues: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. (GS Paper II)
  4. Important International technical collaborations and relations (GS Paper II)
  5. Food processing and related industries in India (GS Paper III)
  6. 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. (GS Paper III) .
  7. Environment: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment (GS Paper-III).
  8. Technology based Essay.