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Science & Technology for Civil Services Examinations is an apt study companion for students looking to gain an extra edge as they prepare for exams.
Summary Of The Book
Science & Technology for Civil Services Examinations covers all relevant topics of the syllabus, giving an in-depth explanation of the subject matter. It covers aspects of science and technology in the country and across the globe. Brief understanding of every topic is provided and is rooted in sound scientific proof.
The book looks at technology from all angles. It deals with the economic and political implications that are involved in technological innovations, as well as the ethical issues that are also part of the book. Rapidly growing areas of science and technology such as photonics, WMDs, wireless communication, and NANOtechnology, are thoroughly explained.
The book describes the important role that science and technology play in the modern context. It states that with the help of technology and innovation, immense progress can be made in food and water supply, infrastructure, and health care. Technology can also foster economic growth, especially in developing nations.
Science & Technology for Civil Services Examinations provides a glossary of important IT, biotechnology and environmental terms, for students to refer to. It also has a list of abbreviations and acronyms that are frequently used.
About Ashok Kumar Singh
Ashok Kumar Singh is the director of Meridian Education Services. He resides in Delhi and is an education consultant.
Part I: General Aspect
1. Role of Science and Technology in India
2. Science and Technology in India
3. Institutional Structure for Science and Technology in India
4. Science and Technology Education and Research in India
Part II: Energy
5. Energy Sector and Policy
6. Fossil Energy Resources
7. Electric Power
8. Non-Conventional Sources of Energy
9. Energy Conservation
Part III: Nuclear Technology
12.Non-Energy Aspects of Nuclear Technology
13.India's Nuclear Program
Part IV: Information Technology
17.Security Issues in IT
19.Recent Advances in IT
20.IT Industry in India
21.IT and Government in India
24.Telecommunications in India
25.Television and Entertainment Technologies
Part VI: Space
27.Space Programme in India
Part VII: Material Technology
28.Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies
30.Laser and Photonics
Part VIII: Environment
31.Global Environmental Issues
32.Environment and India
33.Earth Sciences in India
Part IX: Defence
35.Nuclear and other Weapons of Mass Destruction
36.Defence Technology in India
Part X: Biotechnology
38.Applications of Biotechnology
39.Biotechnology in India
Appendix 1: Science Policy Resolution
Appendix 2: Glossary Of It Terms
Appendix 3: Glossary Of Biotechnology Terms
Appendix 4: Glossary Of Concepts In Environment
Appendix 5: Acronyms And Abbreviations
|Publisher||Mcgraw Hill Education|
|Exam||CSAT, Civil Services Mains|
|Authored By||Ashok Kumar Singh|
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Jul 11, 2012
Not suited for Mains.Although the book aims to be a complete manual for the Science and Technology part of the GS Mains paper of UPSC Civil Services. It falls short by quite a distance. One major reason being its superflous material and information that is absolutely of no use to the aspirant. Covering details which are absolutely impertinent to an aspirant reading this from cover to cover is quite laborious and partly a wastage of time. The topics by itself included are of decent quality and quite relevance however the material and its being up-to-the-date is a big issue.
Dr Varun Modgil
May 25, 2013
Science & Technology for Civil Services Examinations 1st Editionfor all the serious civil services aspirants
Jun 18, 2014
pathetic the book reprinted in 2013 is having the content which is 6 to 7 years oldpathetic the book reprinted in 2013 is having the content which is 6 to 7 years old... i dont know how the publisher like mcgraw......can do this mistake..it really spoils the name of writer and publisher...
Dec 3, 2012
waste of moneyit covers detail of what is not needed for civil services. only for personal knowledge. .
CHANDRA KANT UPADHYAY
Dec 28, 2011
Best book for Science and Technologic manualHi, I purchased this book last year from market not through flipkart though, as then I wasn't using flipkart services. When I started reading the book, I felt mesmerized and deeply attached to this book. The contents of this book are so concise and properly arrayed that every information looks complete in itself. The topics it uncovers are vast. I recommend it to all who are interested in S&T shall must refer this book. hope you would too enjoy reading it.
Oct 16, 2013
When r u going to update it?What is a S&T book than talks about recent developments and encompasses developments up to year 2008 an being circulated in 2013? I feel like wasting a handful amount of money on just scrap.
Apr 13, 2015
nice booknice book.. the book help the new comer of comparative sector. when i get it ..it was in good condition
Sep 22, 2014
nice book on s & teasy and simple language,provide detailed discription..
Dec 15, 2013
Very DetailedThis is really good book not only for UPSC aspirants but also who want learn something extra. It contains very detailed info on every subject.
Aug 30, 2013
Vast coverage ..The book consists of irrelevant than the relevant information .. !! Expected a lot as it is a product from Tata Mcgrew Hill Publisheres., but not satisfied as expected .. Topics like Defence technology, Nuclear weapons are good but these are very vast and not opted for non-science background students ..!!