6/21/2017 | Environment | Environmental Legislations

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 Enumerate all the legislative provisions in India that seek to preserve and protect the environment. How far have they succeeded? Elaborate using suitable examples. ...View/Post-Answer

6/21/2017 | Science Affairs | Energy

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 What do you understand by the term Ethanol Blending’? Discuss its environmental and economic implications. ...View/Post-Answer

6/21/2017 | Environment | Environment

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 The construction of dams to meet agricultural and household consumption needs, has led to the shrinking of deltas thereby affecting coastal ecology. Critically examine this statement. ...View/Post-Answer

6/14/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-I

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Geography

 The effective management of land and water resources will drastically reduce the human miseries. Explain. ...View/Post-Answer

6/14/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-I

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Geography

 “The Himalayas are highly prone to landslides”. Discuss the causes and suggest suitable measures of mitigation. ...View/Post-Answer

6/14/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-I

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Geography

 Discuss the concept of air mass and explain its role in macro-climatic changes. ...View/Post-Answer

6/14/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-I

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Social Issues

 What is the basis of regionalism? Is it that unequal distribution of benefits of development on regional basis eventually promotes regionalism? Substantiate your answer. ...View/Post-Answer

6/5/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-I

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Social Issues

 Why are the tribals in India referred to as ‘the Scheduled Tribes’?Indicate the major provisions enshrined in the Constitution of Indiafor their upliftment. (200 words). ...View/Post-Answer

6/5/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-I

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Social Issues

 “An essential condition to eradicate poverty is to liberate the poor from the process of deprivation.” Substantiate this statement with suitable examples. ...View/Post-Answer

6/5/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-I

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Governance

With a brief background of quality of urban life in India, introduce the objectives and strategy of the ‘Smart City Programme.” ...View/Post-Answer

6/1/2017 | Governance Issues | Governance Level(3)

" Niti Aayog-promoted open-innovation workspaces in high schools — has the potential to ignite entrepreneurship from below" Discuss. ...View/Post-Answer

6/1/2017 | Governance Issues | Governance Level(2)

" If the new ‘institutions of eminence’ can be kept free of regulatory shackles and made globally competitive, they could boost India’s great-power ambitions " Critically comment. ...View/Post-Answer

5/27/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-I

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Indian Society

To what extent globalisation has influenced the core of cultural diversity in India? Explain. ...View/Post-Answer

5/27/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-I

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World History

 The anti-colonial struggles in West Africa were led by the new elite of Western -educated Africans.  ...View/Post-Answer

5/27/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-I

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Indian Society

 Has the formation of linguistic states strengthened the cause of Indian unity? ...View/Post-Answer

5/27/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-I

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India''''s Freedom Movement

Highlight the differences in the approach of Subhash Chandra Bose and Mahatma Gandhi in the struggle for freedom.

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5/26/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial Inclusion

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 India Post Payment Bank Limited has received the Certificate of Incorporation from the Registrar of Companies, Ministry of Corporate Affairs under the Companies Act 2013.Do you think India Post’s license to function as payment bank would help in effective financial inclusion? Critically comment. ...View/Post-Answer

5/26/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-I

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India''s Freedom Struggle

 Discuss the role of women in the freedom struggle especially during the Gandhian phase. ...View/Post-Answer

5/26/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-I

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India''s Freedom Struggle

 Explain how the upraising of 1857 constitutes an important watershed in the evolution of British policies towards colonial India. ...View/Post-Answer

5/26/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-I

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Art and culture

Krishnadeva Raya, the king of Vijayanagar, was not only an accomplished scholar himself but was a also a great patron of learning and literature. Discuss. ...View/Post-Answer

5/26/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-I

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Art and Culture

 Early Buddhist Stupa-art, while depicting folk motifs and narratives, successfully expoundsBuddhist ideals. Elucidate. ...View/Post-Answer

5/26/2017 | Economic Affairs | 1991-onwards

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 How successful were 1991 economic reform in ensuring distributive justice. ...View/Post-Answer

5/25/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

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 Enlist various institutional reform programmers introduced by government in interest of farmers and discuss their effectiveness in improving farmer’s socio – economic condition. ...View/Post-Answer

5/21/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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International relations

Increasing cross-border terrorist attacks in India and growing interference in the internal affairs of member-states by Pakistan are not conducive for the future of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation).” Explain with suitable examples. ...View/Post-Answer

5/21/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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International relations

What are the aims and objectives of the McBride Commission of the UNESCO? What is India's position on these? ...View/Post-Answer

5/20/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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India and the World

 Evaluate the economic and strategic dimensions of India’s Look East Policy in the context of the post-Cold War international scenario. ...View/Post-Answer

5/20/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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India and world

 “The broader aims and objectives of WTO are to manage and promote international trade in the era of globalization. But the Doha round of negotiations seems doomed due to differences between the developed and the developing countries.” Discuss in the Indian perspective. ...View/Post-Answer

5/20/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Governance

“Demographic Dividend in India will remain only theoretical unless our manpower becomes more educated, aware, skilled and creative.” What measures have been taken by the government to enhance the capacity of our population to be more productive and employable? ...View/Post-Answer

5/20/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Govenance

Examine the main provisions of the National Child Policy and throw light on the status of its implementation ...View/Post-Answer

5/20/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Governance

 “Traditional bureaucratic structure and culture have hampered the process of socio-economic development in India.” Comment. ...View/Post-Answer

5/19/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Governance

 Has the Indian governmental system responded adequately to the demands of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization started in 1991? What can the government do to be responsive to this important change? ...View/Post-Answer

5/18/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Governance

‘Effectiveness of the Government system at various levels and people’s participation in the governance system are interdependent.’ Discuss their relationship with each other in the context of India. ...View/Post-Answer

5/18/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Governance

“In the Indian governance system, the role of non-state actors has been only marginal.” Critically examine the statement. ...View/Post-Answer

5/18/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Governance

In the integrity index of Transparency International, India stands very low. Discuss briefly the legal, political, economic, social and cultural factors that have caused the decline of public morality in India. ...View/Post-Answer

5/18/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary Level(3)

"The Supreme Court’s use of its vast powers under Article 142 has done tremendous good to many deprived sections. However, it is time to institute checks and balances. " Critically comment. ...View/Post-Answer

5/15/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Governance

Professor Amartya Sen has advocated important reforms in the realms of primary education and primary health care. What are your suggestions to improve their status and performance? ...View/Post-Answer

5/15/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Indian Polity

What is quasi-judicial body? Explain with the help of concrete examples. ...View/Post-Answer

5/15/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Constitution

 Did the Government of India Act, 1935 lay down a federal Constitution? Discuss. ...View/Post-Answer

5/14/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Indian Polity

 What were held in the Coelho case? In this context can you say that Judicial Review is of the key importance amongst the basic structure of the Constitution? ...View/Post-Answer

5/14/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Indian Polity

 Discuss each adjective attached to the word ‘Republic’ in the ‘Preamble’, Are they defendable in present circumstances? ...View/Post-Answer

5/13/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Indian Party System

 “The Indian party system is passing through a phase of transition which looks to be full of contradictions and paradoxes.” Discuss. ...View/Post-Answer

5/13/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Constitutional Bodies

Exercise of CAG’s powers in relation to the accounts of the Union and the States is derived from Article 149 of the Indian Constitution. Discuss whether audit of the Government’s Policy implementation could amount to overstepping its own (CAG) jurisdiction.. ...View/Post-Answer

5/13/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Indian Polity

 To what extent is Article 370 of Indian Constitution, bearing marginal note “Temporary provision with respect to the state of Jammu and Kashmir” Temporary? Discuss the future prospects of this provision in the context of Indian polity. ...View/Post-Answer

5/13/2017 | CS Mains 2016 | GS Paper-II

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Constitutional Ammendments

 Discuss the essentials of the 69th Constitutional Amendment Act and anomalies, if any that have led to recent reported conflicts between the elected representatives and the institution of the Lieutenant Governor in the administration of Delhi. Do you think that this will give rise to a new trend in the functioning of the Indian federal politics? ...View/Post-Answer

5/13/2017 | Economic Affairs | Banking

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NPA ratio of Indian bank industry reached its highest level in March, 2016. And it is expected that it will continue to rise. Discuss the various internal and external factors responsible for NPAs along with possible solutions. ...View/Post-Answer

5/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Public sector Enterprises

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Why Indian state has given leading role to public sector in industrial development of India in earlier years of planning in India?
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5/10/2017 | Economic Affairs | Tax System

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 Examine the benefits that can accrue to the Indian economy with introduction of Goods and Service Tax(GST). Highlight the various challenges in the implementation of GST in India. ...View/Post-Answer

5/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Tax System

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 How is the newly passed GST (Goods and Services Tax) different from the present tax system for goods and services? ...View/Post-Answer

5/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Food Management

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 The Centre's ambitious scheme of Mega Food Parks (MFP) in India is stumbling with some missing deadlines. Critically analyze. ...View/Post-Answer

5/4/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial Inclusion

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MUDRA bank has been termed as a game changer for micro finance sector in the country. What are the objectives of MUDRA Bank? Is there a need of such an institution when there already are multiple schemes and institutions operating for the same purpose? ...View/Post-Answer

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