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[MISSION 2023] Mini Secure Revision Test: 11 February 2023

 

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MISSION – 2022: YEARLONG TIMETABLE

 

Answer the following questions in 150 words:


General Studies – 1


 

1. Discuss the factors that cause earthquakes. Why the Anatolian Plate is one of the most seismically active regions in the world?

Reference: Down to EarthInsights on India

 

2. Analyse the distribution and changing trends in distribution of Iron and steel industry in India. To what extent government policies determine their location?

Reference: Insights on India


General Studies – 2


 

3. Discuss the powers and functions of SEBI. What are the major issues faced by the regulatory body for securities and commodity market in India? Suggest reforms that are needed in its functioning.

Reference: Live Mint


General Studies – 3


 

4. What is a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF)? Analyse India’s vulnerabilities to GLOF. Is India prepared and equipped to handle a GLOF disaster?

Reference: Down to EarthInsights on India 

 

5. Explain the various types of subatomic particles that make up an atom. What are the technological applications of cosmic-ray muons?

Reference: Indian Expressen.wikipedia.org

 

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


General Studies – 1


 

6. With Indian becoming world’s most populous nation in 2023, it offers opportunities as well as poses a lot of concerns. It will depend on how the government frames policies and strategies to effectively unleash the full potential of its young people. Analyse.

Reference: Insights on India


General Studies – 2


 

7. What is the legal status of euthanasia in the country? Examine the need for a comprehensive legislation to implement the concept of a ‘living will’ and advance medical directives. Should active euthanasia be allowed? State your opinion.

Reference: The Hindu

 

8. India and France are time tested partners with their 25 years of strategic partnership covering range of bilateral issues such as defence cooperation, space, blue economy, civil nuclear and people-to-people ties. Elaborate.

Reference: The HinduInsights on India


General Studies – 3


 

9. What are Kelp forests? Write about their ecological and economic importance. Examine the various threats faced by these forests and possible conservation strategies to safeguard them with a special emphasis on the role indigenous knowledge could play in the conservation efforts.

Reference: Down To Earth

 

10. What is the ecosystem required to grow and sustain mangrove forests? Examine the various threats faced by the mangrove ecosystem. Throw light on MISHTI (Mangrove Initiative for Shoreline Habitats & Tangible Incomes) initiative for mangrove preservation and conservation as announced in the recent budget.

Reference: The HinduInsights on India


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