DMPQ-“Pandemic induced Semiconductor Shortage presents a huge opportunity before India to become self reliant in this critical technology.” Discuss.

The pandemic has brought to the fore the fragility of the global supply chain of semiconductor manufacturing. The situation is exacerbated by the overdependence of the world on East Asia for fab manufacturing, the rising price of silicon, and the China-U.S. trade war. No wonder, countries are scampering to safeguard their interests by introducing attractive … Read more

DMPQ-What are Flex fuel Vehicle ? Discuss their development in India.

Flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) have an internal combustion engine and are capable of operating on gasoline and any blend of gasoline and ethanol.  FFVs are capable of running on 100 percent petrol or 100 percent bio-ethanol or a combination of both. Strong hybrid is another term for full hybrid vehicles, which can run solely on … Read more

DMPQ-Write a short on major technologies which will play important role in Fourth industrial revolution.

Some of the technologies will play important role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution are as follows: Artificial intelligence  AI defines computers that can think like humans. They can recognize complex patterns, process information, draw conclusions, and make recommendations. AI has many applications, from spotting patterns in huge piles of unstructured data to powering the autocorrect … Read more

DMPQ-What is one-health Approach ? Explain how it helps in the situation like covid-19 pandemic.

. One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for people, animals, and the environment. One Health approach identifies that zoonotic diseases, environmental pressures, food security, anti-microbial resistance, and health threats of animals and humans are all inter-related. The need for greater interdisciplinary collaboration … Read more

DMPQ-What is S-400 Air Defence system ? Discuss its significance in strengthening india’s Security.

The S-400 Missile System has integrated multifunction radar with autonomous detection and targeting systems.  It is a mobile, surface-to-air missile system (SAM) designed by Russia, an upgrade to the S-300 family.  It is the most dangerous operationally deployed modern long-range SAM (MLR SAM) in the world, considered much ahead of the US-developed Terminal High Altitude … Read more

dmpq-What is Antimicrobial Resistance ? Also mention the concerns raised due to it.

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness and death.   As a result of drug resistance, antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines become ineffective and infections become increasingly difficult or impossible … Read more