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Thursday, August 22, 2019

GS-1

Art & Culture:-Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

  • Safeguarding the Indian art heritage is the need of the moment. Comment .(2018,M-10)
  • Assess the importance of the accounts of the Chinese and Arab travellers in the reconstruction of the history of India. (2018,M-10)
  • The Bhakti movement received a remarkable re-orientation with the advent of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Discuss. (2018,M-15)










History:
-Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.


The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.

  • Throw light on the significance of the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi in the present times. (218,M-10)
  • Why indentured labour was taken by the British from India to their colonies? have they been able to preserve their cultural identity over there? (2018,M-15)













History:-
Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.











History:-
History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars,

redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism,
capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.






Social Science:-Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
Effects of globalization on Indian society.Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
  • “Caste system is assuming new identities and associational forms. Hence, caste system cannot be eradicated in India.” Comment. (2018,M-10)
  • How the Indian concept of secularism different from the western model of secularism? Discuss. (2018,M-10)
  • ‘Globalisation is generally said to promote cultural homogenisation but due to this cultural specificities appear to be strengthened in the Indian society.’ Elucidate. (2018, M-15)
  • ‘Communalism arises either due to power struggle or relative deprivation.’ Argue by giving suitable illustrations. (2018, M-15)





Social Science:-Role of women and women’s organization,
  •  How does patriarchy impact the position of a middle class working woman in India?[2014,10m]
  • Discuss the various economic and socio-cultural forces that are driving increasing feminization of agriculture in India.
  • Male membership needs to be encouraged in order to make women’s organization free from gender bias. Comment.
  • Why do some of the most prosperous regions of India have an adverse sex ratio for women? Give your arguments.
  • How do you explain the statistics that show that the sex ratio in Tribes in India is more favorable to women than the sex ratio among Scheduled Castes?
  •   Is the National Commission for Women able to strategize and tackle the problems that women face at both public and private spheres? Give reasons in support of your answer
  • ‘Women’s movement in India has not addressed the issues of women of lower social strata.’ Substantiate your view. (2018,M-15)








Social Science:-population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues
  • ‘Despite implementation of various programmes for eradication of poverty by the government in India, poverty is still existing’. Explain by giving reasons. (2018,M-10)
  • Discuss whether formation of new states in recent times is beneficial or not for the economy of India. (2018,M-15)
  • Defining blue revolution, explain the problems and strategies for pisciculture development in India. (2018,M-15)
  • Mention core strategies for the transformation of aspirational districts in India and explain the nature of convergence, collaboration and competition for its success. (2018,M-15)










Geography:- urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
  • “The ideal solution of depleting ground water resources in India is water harvesting system.” How can it be made effective in urban areas? (2018,M-15)



Geography:-Salient features of world’s physical geography.
Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent);
factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in
various parts of the world (including India)
  • Why is India taking keen interest in the Arctic region? (2018,M-10)
  • What is the significance of Industrial Corridors in India? Identifying industrial corridors, explain their main characteristics. (2018,M-15)







Geography:-Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.,geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
  • Why is Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) needed? How does it help in navigation? (2018,M-10 )
  • Define mantle plume and explain its role in plate tectonics. (2018,M-10)
  • What are the consequences of spreading of ‘Dead Zones’ on marine ecosystem? (2018,M-10)






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