Civil Services Mains- General Studies 3

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

  
Topic 1: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 

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Topic 2: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 
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 Topic 3: 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.
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Topic 4: 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. 




Topic 5: Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
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 Topic 6: Land reforms in India. 
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Topic 7: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 
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Topic 8: Government Budgeting. 
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Topic 9: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. 
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Topic 10: Investment models. 
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Topic 11: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 
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Topic 12: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. 

  





Topic 13: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio- technology 
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Topic 14: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment  

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Topic 15: Disaster and disaster management. 
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Topic 16: Issues relating to intellectual property rights. 
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Topic 17: Linkages between development and spread of extremism. 
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Topic 18: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
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Topic 19: 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  
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Topic 20: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism 
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Topic 21: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.
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