“Sardar Patel has been much misunderstood and misrepresented. Some have used him to attack Nehruvian vision and policies; others have made him out to be the archetypal rightist.” Compare and contrast Sardar Patel’s ideology with that of Nehru’s. (200 Words)

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“It was only with the advent of Gandhi that we see a major rupture in the story of women’s involvement in the nationalist movement.” Analyse. (200 Words)

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The Khilafat movement witnessed both the Hindu – Muslim unity and further alienation of Muslims. Critically comment. (200 Words)

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Examine the role of Western education in the evolution of Indian nationalism during the early stages of freedom struggle. (200 Words)

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“Although not a Police State in a conventional sense, a ‘Police Raj’ gradually emerged between the revolt of 1857 and the transfer of power in 1947.” In the light of emergence of police system under the British rule, analyse the statement. (200 Words)

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Why did the British view the political power of Mysore under Haidar Ali and Tipu Sultan as a security threat to the English position in Madras and in the Carnatic? How did they deal with the Mysore state? Discuss. (200 Words)

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“In the initial years, the growth of territorial empire in India was neither planned nor directed from Britain.” Critically comment. (150 Words)

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Compare and contrast the architectural features of the Delhi Sultanate with that of Mughal architecture. (200 Words)

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“Besides silk, paper and other goods, the Silk Road carried another commodity which was equally significant in world history – it was the vehicle which spread Buddhism through Central Asia.” Discuss. (200 Words)

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“The Gupta period is remarkable for the production of secular literature.” Discuss. (200 Words)

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It is said that the Mauryan Empire (4th to 2nd century BCE) made a remarkable contribution to art and architecture. Discuss the important features. (200 Words)

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“Unlike Mughal painting which is primarily secular, the art of painting in Central India, Rajasthani and the Pahari region etc. is deeply rooted in the Indian traditions.” Discuss.

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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 17 November 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 17 November  2015 Archives – Secure 2015 If facing problem in loading of Disqus Comments, please clear Cache and Cookies in your Browser and then reload the page. This will solve the problem. Alternatively you can open the page in ‘incognito/safe browsing mode‘.  Click on …

7) “Policymakers need to take cognisance of the fact that it is domestic investment which has provided an overwhelmingly large share of India’s capital formation and has, therefore, been instrumental in pushing up the country’s growth rates. India should be careful not to create two classes of investors wherein the foreign investors, including returning Indians, are given disproportionate advantages.” In the light of recent FDI reforms announced by the government, analyse the statement

Topic: Mobilization of resources 7) “Policymakers need to take cognisance of the fact that it is domestic investment which has provided an overwhelmingly large share of India’s capital formation and has, therefore, been instrumental in pushing up the country’s growth rates. India should be careful not to create two classes of investors wherein the foreign …

6) The 12th Plan envisaged private investments at 48 per cent of the total investment of Rs 56 lakh crore in the infrastructure sector. But it is said that eve half of that target is not met. In order to bring more private investment, what should be done? Discuss.

Topic: Investment models; Resource mobilization 6) The 12th Plan envisaged private investments at 48 per cent of the total investment of Rs 56 lakh crore in the infrastructure sector. But it is said that eve half of that target is not met. In order to bring more private investment, what should be done? Discuss. (200 …

5) It is said that a drastic reduction in the use of cash in an economy has several potential benefits. What are these benefits? India is said to have one of highest cash to GDP ratio. Why is India finding it difficult to move towards a cashless economy? Examine.

Topic: Indian economy – growth 5) It is said that a drastic reduction in the use of cash in an economy has several potential benefits. What are these benefits? India is said to have one of highest cash to GDP ratio. Why is India finding it difficult to move towards a cashless economy? Examine. (200 …

2) It is said that India clinging to non-alignment as its international identity since Independence, which had little inclination for defence diplomacy with other nations, is now slowly building military partnerships around the world. Discuss this shift in India’s foreign policy.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 2) It is said that India clinging to non-alignment as its international identity since Independence, which had little inclination for defence diplomacy with other nations, is now slowly building military partnerships around the world. Discuss this shift in India’s foreign policy. (200 Words) …