1 January 2015
Tomorrow’s Topic for GS-1: Themes in Indian History – III, Class XII – Theme 10 (i.e. chapter 10)
General Studies – 1
Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
Topic: changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and the effects of such changes.
Topic: Role of women and women’s organization
3) The Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 and the Declaration and Platform for Action set the global standard for promoting women’s issues. What were these standards? Critically discuss new challenges that have emerged in past twenty years since the Declaration and Platform for Action with respect to empowerment of women around the world. (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: Indian Constitution- significant provisions; Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability
Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
General Studies – 3
Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it
Topic: Challenges to internal security
7) Many experts have suggested to set-up a central anti-terror mechanism placing intelligence and investigation wings under a single command. Examine which agencies would come under such a set-up and why this idea is mooted. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance. ; social influence and persuasion.
8) Recently the government has proposed to to mobilise public support for naming and shaming non-users of toilets in rural India in order to give push to its Swachh Bharat Mission, which aims at attaining a 100 per cent Open Defecation Free India by 2019. Under this proposal, those living in rural areas can directly upload photos of non-usage of toilets on the social media and on the website of the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. The Ministry wants to mobilise people to check and verify the use of toilets in the rural areas and enable them to post photos or upload data through mobile phones, tablets or I-Pads (!?).