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[Insights Secure – 2020] Mini Secure Revision Test: 18 July 2020

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General Studies – 1


Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.,

1. Describe the origin and development of thunderstorms with examples. Evaluate India’s readiness to tackle the possible hazards caused by them. (250 words)

Reference: Hindustan Times 


Topic: Salient features of Indian society; Social empowerment.

2. “Atrocities against Scheduled Castes (SCs) are a regular feature of the caste-based Indian society and distressingly, of late, they have begun increasing.” Why such atrocities take place despite having laws and institutions to prevent them? What solutions do you suggest to stop such incidents? Critically comment. (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu  The Hindu 


General Studies – 2


Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

3. Discuss the salient features and significance of PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana. (250 words)

Reference:  Indian Express  


Topic: India and its neighbourhood- relations.

4. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands has often been referred to as India’s ‘unsinkable aircraft carrier’ to the East. Discuss its strategic importance to India in enhancing the country’s geopolitical leverage in the Indian Ocean Region. (250 words).



Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

5. Recently India got elected as non- permanent member to UN Security Council. Explain the structure of UN Security council and the manner of elections to non- permanent seats. Also explain on the need of reforms in UNSC. (250 words)

Reference: The Print 


General Studies – 3


Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. Disaster and disaster management.

6. Assam, because of its geological position and as home to a large network of rivers, faces floods frequently. Critically analyse the role of floods in Kaziranga’s ecosystem. (250 words)

Reference: Indian Express 


General Studies – 4


Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.

7. What is meant by ‘crisis of conscience’? How does it manifest itself in the public domain? (250 words)

Reference: Ethics by Lexicon

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