General StudiesPaper – III Booklist

                    MAINS GENERAL STUDIES PAPER – III

(Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management)
TOPICS BOOKS & JOURNALS
1. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
References:
11th NCERT: Economics: Indian Economic Development
Economic Survey of India
Report: 12th Five Year Plan 2012-17 Documents (Planning Commission)
Journals/Websites:
The Hindu, www.pib.nic.in, Yojana, The Indian Express, Economic Times.
2. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
References:
Indian Economy – R. Dutt & Sundaram
Journals/Websites:
Economic Political Weekly
3. Government Budgeting.
References:

Indian Economy – R. Dutt & Sundaram
The Penguin Dictionary of Economics
Journals/Websites:
Economic Political Weekly
4. 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.
References:

India since Independence – Bipan Chandra (Land Reform)
12th NCERT: Geography: India People and Economy
11th NCERT: Economics: Indian Economic Development
Report: 12th Five Year plan 2012-17 Documents (Planning Commission)
Journals/Websites:
The Indian Express, Economic Times, Economic & Political Weekly
5. 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.
References:
Economic survey of India
Indian Economy – R. Dutt & Sundaram
Indian Economy Since Independence – Uma Kapila
India Year Book
Journals/Websites:
Frontline
Kurukshetra
Ministry of Agriculture website
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Website
6. Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location ,upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
Journals/Websites:
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Website
Ministry of Food Processing Industries Website
7. Land reforms in India.
References:
India since Independence – Bipin Chandra (Land Reform)
Journals/Websites:
The Hindu, www.pib.nic.in, Yojana
8. Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and the ireffects on industrial growth.
References:
Indian Economy Since Independence – Uma Kapila
2nd ARC Report (Strengthening Financial management Systems)
India Year Book
Journals/Websites:
Frontline
9. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc.
2nd ARC Report (Strengthening Financial management Systems)
Journals/Websites:
Kurukshetra
10. Investment  models.
11. 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.
References:
Science & Technology: TMH Publication or Spectrum Publication
Science Reporter
Journals/Websites:
Wikipedia, The Indian Express, Frontline, www.pib.nic.in, International Journals and Magazines
12. Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
References:
The Hindu
Journals/Websites:
www.sciencemag.orgwww.wisegeek.com
13. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
References:
Our Environment – NCERT (VII)
Ecology: Unit 10th – Class 12th Biology(NCERT)
Ecology & Environment (India Year Book)
Ecology & Environment – P D Sharma
Journals/Websites:
Down to Earth (www.downtoearth.org.in), The Hindu Survey of the Environment
14. Disaster and disaster management.
References:
IGNOU: MPA – 018- Disaster Management
2nd ARC Report (Crisis Management)
Journals/Websites:
http://www.undp.org/content/dam/…
www.ndmindia.nic.in
15. Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
References:
12th NCERT: Political Science: Contemporary World Politics (Chapter : Security in the Contemporary World)
Annual Report 2011-12: Ministry of Home Affairs
Journals/Websites:
The Hindu, www.pin.nic.in, Yojana
16. Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
References:
12th NCERT: Political Science: Contemporary World Politics (Chapter : Security in the Contemporary World)
2nd ARC Report (Public order Capacity Building for Conflict Resolution, Combating Terrorism)
India Year Book
Journals/Websites:
The Hindu, www.pin.nic.in, Yojana, The Indian Express, Economic Political Weekly, Frontline
17. 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.
References:
2nd ARC Report (Public order Capacity Building for Conflict Resolution, Combating Terrorism)
India Year Book
Manorama Year Book
Journals/Websites:
Ministry of Home Affairs (www.mha.nic.in)
18. Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.
19. Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.

                                

 

 

                                          

 

 

 

General Studies-III Syllabus

 

PAPER-IV General Studies-III:

Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management.

  • Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
  • Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
  • Government Budgeting.
  • 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
  • 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 and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management.
  • Land reforms in India.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
  • Disaster and disaster management.
  • Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
  • Role of external state and nonstate actors in creating challenges to internal 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 and their management in border areas linkages of organized crime with terrorism
  • Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate