Discuss the contribution of revolutionary movement to India’s independence from foreign soil.

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Why didn’t the British annex the whole Indian subcontinent? Critically examine.

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Besides the hundreds and thousands of Indian women who dedicated their lives for the cause of their motherland, there were a number of noble and courageous foreign women who played an important role in India’s freedom struggle. Examine their contribution.

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“The 1857 uprising is a historic landmark. It marks the end of a whole historic phase and the beginning of a new one.” What did it end and what new beginning it made? Discuss.

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Examine the features of Nathdwara School of painting and its relationship with the Pushtimarg sect of Hinduism.

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India has about 5,000 rock art sites, next only to Australia and South Africa, where prehistoric people have recorded life as they saw it, in paintings, engravings and carvings. Discuss their salient features.

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Examine why Amrita Sher-Gil is known as the female pioneer of modern Indian art.

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“The advent of Purandaradasa, in the year 1484, marked a very important landmark in the development of Carnatic music.” Examine why.

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“Unlike the dark middle ages of Europe, India’s middle ages brought about a very rich tradition of devotional literature of remarkable merit which dispels the superstitious assumption of a dark period of India’s history.” Discuss.

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India’s artistic traditions are ancient and deeply rooted in religion. Illustrate. (150 Words)

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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 08 December 2015

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9) Write a note on the teachings of any two moral thinkers from India and relevance of their teaching today.

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8) Governments use a variety of public procurement methods. Few of them include LCM (least cost method), QCBS (quality and cost-based selection), viability gap, reverse e-auctions, and hybrid annuity. Analyse each of them and examine how different is Swiss Challenge method compared to these methods.

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7) Unabated shrinkage of grazing lands and rapid deterioration in their vegetative cover have adversely affected livelihood of small and marginal farmers and landless people. Examine the causes, implications and what government can do to address this problem.

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6) A recent report says that solar power prices are now within 15 per cent of thermal power, and by 2020, the prices will be approximately 10 per cent lower. Examine the factors that have contributed to lowering of solar power prices and its implications for Indian economy.

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5) Inland waterways in India makes up a paltry 3% of the total transport, compared with China’s 47%. Examine the potential and importance of inland waterways sector in India and measures needed to increase their length.

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4) With the lifting of Western sanctions, hydrocarbon-rich Iran is positive on finalising an agreement with India for setting up a $4.5-billion undersea gas pipeline. Examine how this deal would benefit both countries.

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3) Critically analyse the implications of right to free and compulsory education act (RTE) on private schools and beneficiary children.

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2) “The Indian state is failing miserably in managing its metamorphosis from a largely rural country into an urbanising liberal democracy.” Critically comment.

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1) Write a critical note on the importance of public transport as an instrument to fight pollution in Indian cities.

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