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[MISSION 2023] Mini Secure Revision Test: 24 December 2022


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Answer the following questions in 150 words:

General Studies – 1


1. Throw light on the global distribution of permafrost. Examine the impact of permafrost thawingdue to global warming.

Reference: Down to Earth


2. With India set to surpass China as the most populous country, interventions are needed in education, health, employment and skill development to create a prosperous country and a welfare state. Discuss.

Reference: Indian Express ,Insights on India

General Studies – 1


3. What do you understand by good governance? Discuss the key pillars of good governance and steps required to promote them in the country.

Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India

General Studies – 3


4. What is quantum computing? Explain its applications and steps taken by India to promote quantum technologies in the country.

Reference: The HinduInsights on India


5. Sacred groves are patches of natural vegetation that are rich in biodiversity and act as habitats of many endangered and threatened plant species. Examine the various threats faced by sacred groves.

Reference: Down to Earth


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

General Studies – 1


6. India and its armed forces have come a long way from the debacle of 1962 war with China. What changes were introduced subsequently after the war and what further needs to be done to safeguard Indian interests?

Reference: Indian Express , Insights on India

General Studies – 2


7. India has made a few strides forward with respect to increased organ donation, but a lot more needs to be done as there is a need to increase organ donations. Discuss measures that are needed to persuade people to become organ donors.

Reference: Indian ExpressInsights on India


8. India, as a regional leader, must review its “hands-off” approach to the people of Afghanistan who have clearly suffered many deprivations in the past year. Do you think that India must curtail engagement with Afghanistan as long as the repressive regime is in place? Critically analyse.

Reference: The Hindu

General Studies – 3


9. Micro credit is now being considered as one of the most important and an effective mechanism for poverty reduction but concerns associated with its ‘misuse’ leading to over-indebtedness must be addressed. Analyse.

Reference: Down to Earth


10. The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). In the above context, throw light on the key takeaways from the COP15 biodiversity summit.

Reference: Indian Express/Down to Earth

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