21 April 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Social empowerment; Paper-3 – Planning
India – 2015, Chapter – 23, Planning
General Studies – 2
Topic: Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests,
3) Considering ongoing geopolitical conflicts across the world, do you think Non- Nuclear States should push Nuclear States towards disarmament of their nuclear weapons? What factors have determined India’s stance on disarmament? Critically discuss. (200 Words)
Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes;
India – 2015, Chapter – 4, Rural and Urban Development
General Studies – 3
Topic: e-technology in the aid of farmers
5) In the past several years, Indian agriculture has become the victim of unpredictable weather and climate events. To protect crops, against such an events, what technological measures have been taken or being proposed? Examine. (200 Words)
Topic: Infrastructure- Housing
6) Recently the Union Cabinet cleared the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill. Critically comment on the important features of this bill. Examine how these features will have bearing on the consumers. (200 Words)
Topic: Infrastructure – energy
7) Do you think India’s commercial, diplomatic and military weight are in tune with its energy needs in the coming decades? In the light of China’s growing energy needs and its assertive energy diplomacy, critically comment how India is managing its energy requirements. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
b) One of your friends keep arguing that because he is used to seeing his mother doing all household works, he expects the same from his wife, or from his sister when she gets married to someone wealthy. According to him, restricting women to kitchen has helped keep family united and peaceful. He keeps advising you to marry a beautiful, very young village girl who would ‘listen’ to you and be less ambitious in her life.