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[MISSION 2023] Mini Secure Revision Test: 2 July 2022

 

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MISSION – 2022: YEARLONG TIMETABLE

 

Answer the following questions in 150 words:


General Studies – 1


 

1. The Nagara, Dravida and Vesara styles indicate a tendency to highlight typological features of temples and their geographical distribution. Elaborate.

Reference: Insights on India

 

2. Depleting and decreasing status of water resources may be one of the most critical resource issues of the 21st century. Critically analyse the issues and challenges in interlinking of rivers in India as a measure to overcome water crisis.

Reference: Down to EarthInsights on India


General Studies – 2


 

3. Examine as to why the anti-defection law has been ineffective, even counterproductive in preventing defections. How can this situation be rectified?

Reference: Indian ExpressInsights on India 


General Studies – 3


 

4. Critically examine the performance of the present goods and services tax (GST) regime in the first five years since its inception and suggest possible reforms.

Reference: Indian Express

 

5. What is a spyware? What are the problems caused by spywares? Suggest various precautions that are needed to prevent malicious attacks by spywares.

Reference: Indian Express

 

Answer the following questions in 250 words(15 marks each):


General Studies – 1


 

6. Urban areas are increasingly shaping water security as they grapple with the sustainable availability of water and navigate the barriers and options involved in protecting people and ecosystems against water-borne stresses and water-related hazards. Analyse.

Reference: Down to EarthInsights on India

7. An artistic movement of great importance flourished under the aegis of the Pallava rulers of Kanchi and they are credited with having building some of the outstanding temples and sculptures. Discuss.

Reference: Indian ExpressInsights on India


General Studies – 2


 

8. Do you think that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime has adversely impacted the centre-state relationship, undermining the principles of cooperative federalism? Critically examine.

Reference: Live MintThe Print


General Studies – 3


 

9. Service sector has undergone a great evolution which in turn has given it the independent status of the productive sector of the country. It can play a vital part in India achieving the goal of five trillion-dollar economy. Discuss.

Reference: Indian ExpressInsights on India

 

10. What are Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES)? Evaluate the feasibility of PES projects in India for conserving and sustainable use of bio-diversity.

Reference: The Hindu


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