Civil Services Main Examination GS Paper III 2014

Q. In a globalised world, Intellectual Property Rights assume significance and are a source of litigation. Broadly distinguish between the terms – Copyrights, Patents and Trade Secrets.

Q. International civil aviation laws provide all countries complete and exclusive sovereignty over the airspace above their territory. What do you understand by airspace? What are the implications of these laws on the space above this ‘airspace’? Discuss the challenges which this poses and suggest ways to contain the threat.

Q. Scientific research in Indian universities is declining, because a career in science is not as attractive as our business professions, engineering or administration, and the universities are becoming consumer- oriented. Critically comment.

Q. Can overuse and free availability of antibiotics without Doctor’s prescription, be contributors to the emergence of drug-resistant diseases in India? What are the available mechanisms for monitoring and control? Critically discuss the various issues involved.