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[MISSION 2023] Mini Secure Revision Test: 25 February 2023


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Answer the following questions in 150 words:

General Studies – 1


1. What were the contributions of Tipu Sultan to the regional kingdom of Mysore? Examine the reasons for the defeat of Tipu in the Anglo-Mysore wars?

Reference: Indian ExpressInsights on India


2. What are the factors that led to the downfall of Napoleon Bonaparte? Evaluate the role of Napoleonic invasion of Russia that served as a major turning point in European history that led to the fall of Napoleon.

Reference: Indian Express

General Studies – 2


3. The most pertinent challenges currently facing the Indian human resources sector are skill shortages, labour market rigidities, and gender inequality. Analyse.

Reference: Insights on IndiaInsights on India

General Studies – 3


4. What are the objectives of Chandrayaan-3 mission? How is the third lunar mission of ISRO different from Chandrayaan-2?

Reference: The


5. What are stem cells? Throw light on various types of stem cells and discuss the applications of stem cell technology.

Reference: Indian ExpressInsights on India


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

General Studies – 1


6. Creating a safe workplace for women is essential to ensuring that women can work without fear of harassment, discrimination, or violence. However, the progress to create a safe workplace for women has been slow and insufficient. Analyse.

Reference: The Hindu

General Studies – 2


7. The significance of public health has been widely acknowledged. Despite this recognition, the progress towards establishing a primary healthcare system centred on affordable and accessible public health has been sluggish. Could the fundamental right to healthcare be a solution to this issue? Critically examine.

Reference: Insights on India


8. The primary objective of the Anti-Defection Law is to promote stability and prevent political defections, which can lead to horse-trading and opportunistic alliances. But the law has been ineffective and at times even counterproductive in preventing defections. Critically examine.

Reference: The HinduInsights on India

General Studies – 3


9. The establishment of GST Appellate Tribunal to resolve the rising number of disputes is step in the right direction but still there is need for more reforms in the goods and services tax (GST) Critically examine.

Reference: The HinduInsights on India


10. What do you understand by emission trading? As a policy tool to control greenhouse gas emissions, the carbon emissions trading scheme can achieve the goal of reducing emissions while minimizing overall emissions reduction costs through market transactions. Examine. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The HinduInsights on India

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