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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions from Static Portion: 08 April 2015

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08 April 2015

 

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General Studies – 1

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

1) Write a note on the form and style of Vijayanagar empire paintings. (150 Words)

NCERT, Class XI, Fine Art ( Introduction to Indian Art), Chapter 5

 

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

2) How do temples in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh differ from temples found in Assam, West Bengal and Odisha in form and artistic style? Discuss. (200 Words)

NCERT, Class XI, Fine Art ( Introduction to Indian Art), Chapter 6

 

General Studies – 2

 

Topic: issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. 

3) In the light of recommendations of the  Fourteenth Finance Commission, critically discuss implication of these recommendations for the fiscal federalism in India.  (200 Words)

India – 2015, Chapter – 16

 

General Studies – 3

 

Topic:  marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints

4) There are lots of criticisms against the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act, even on the Model APMC act. Critically examine what these criticisms are. Also examine why is it perceived to be difficult to reform APMCs.  (200 Words)

The Economic Survey – 2015, Volume – 1, Chapter 8 

 

Topic:  Environmental pollution and degradation; resource mobilization

5) What do you understand by Carbon Tax? It is said that India has imposed the Carbon Tax implicitly on its citizens. Examine how and in what form. (200 Words)

The Economic Survey – 2015, Volume – 1, Chapter 9