Editorials/Opinions Analysis For UPSC 23 November 2022
- Great Nicobar development and environmental issues
- India’s first private rocket enters a government-dominated field
The ambitious Rs 72,000 crore development project on the strategically important Great Nicobar Island has received environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change. Over the next 30 years, the project will be implemented in three phases.
GS Paper 3: Internal security, Ecology, Environment protection & EIA
India has recently implemented a proactive policy aimed at transforming the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Examine the strategic and economic significance of India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands. (250 words)
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- The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently launched Vikram-S, India’s first privately developed rocket, from its spaceport in Sriharikota.
- It is also a significant step forward for India, which aspires to be a leading space power, as this launch marked the start of private launch activity in the Indian space programme, which had previously been government-controlled and funded.
GS Paper 3: Science and technology,Indigenization of Technology and Developing New Technology, Awareness in the fields of Space
To reap the greatest benefits, it is necessary to increase private participation and nudge India toward a scientific pursuit of space exploration motivated by economic goals. Discuss. (250 words)
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