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12 March  2015

 

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General Studies – 1;

TopicSalient features of world’s physical geography (including India)

1) How did Northern Plains of India originate? Describe their prominent features and their importance to India’s economy. (200 Words)

NCERT

 

Topic:Salient features of world’s physical geography (including India)

2) What are the major differences between Peninsular rivers and the Himalayan rivers of India? Do you think linking of peninsular rivers with the Himalayan rivers is a feasible idea? Examine. (200 Words)

NCERT

 

Topic: changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) 

3) Write a critical note on river pollution in India and the measures taken by the Union government to clean polluted rivers. (200 Words)

NCERT

 

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 

4) Write a note on cultural significance of puppet forms and throw light on some forms of Southern India. (200 Words)

CCRT

 

Topicfactors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India) 

5) The potential of tourism industry in India remains untapped despite efforts made by successive governments since independence.  Suggest what proactive measures are needed to revive this sector. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

General Studies – 2

 

Topic: India and its neighbours

6) It is now widely argued that the China’s traditional drivers of growth — manufacturing, real estate and local government infrastructure spending — are now among the biggest threats to China’s economy. Examine why. (200 Words)

Business Standard

The New York Times

 

Topic: India and its neighbours

7) Critically comment on the Chinese policy on Tibet, especially in the light of recent events where Tibetan supreme leader Dalai Lama has said that he would not reincarnate. (200 Words)

The New York Times

 

General Studies – 3

 

TopicEffects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

8) It is now widely accepted that the participation of private  sector is  important in the transformation of the defence industrial base in the country. Critically examine, what are the challenges that private sector faces and what needs to be done by the government in this regard. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 4

Topic: role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

9) What are the principles underlying corporate governance? What measures has government taken to corporate governance? Examine. (200 Words)

The Economic Times