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2016 GS1 Question Paper

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Question 1 #

Early Buddhist Stupa-art, while depicting folk motifs and narratives successfully expounds Buddhist ideals. Elucidate.

Question 2 #

Krishnadeva Raya, the King of Vijayanagar, was not only an accomplished scholar himself but was also a great patron of learning and literature. Discuss.

Question 3 #

Explain how the Uprising of 1857 constitutes an important watershed in the evolution of British policies towards colonial India.

Question 4 #

Discuss the role of women in the freedom struggle especially during the Gandhian phase.

Question 5 #

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

Question 6 #

Has the formation of linguistic States strengthened the cause of Indian Unity?

Question 7 #

The anti-colonial struggles in West Africa were led by the new elite of Western-educated Africans. Examine.

Question 8 #

To what extent globalization has influenced the core of cultural diversity in India? Explain.

Question 9 #

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

Question 10 #

Why are the tribals in India referred to as the Scheduled Tribes? Indicate the major provisions enshrined in the Constitution of India for their upliftment.

Question 11 #

With a brief background of quality of urban life in India, introduce the objectives and strategy of the 'Smart City Programme'.

Question 12 #

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

Question 13 #

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

Question 14 #

“The Himalayas are highly prone to landslides.” Discuss the causes and suggest suitable measures of mitigation.

Question 15 #

The effective management of land and water resources will drastically reduce the human miseries. Explain.

Question 16 #

South China Sea has assumed great geopolitical significance in the present context. Comment.

Question 17 #

Major cities of India are becoming more vulnerable to flood conditions. Discuss.

Question 18 #

Present an account of the Indus Water Treaty and examine its ecological, economic and political implications in the context of changing bilateral relations.

Question 19 #

Enumerate the problems and prospects of inland water transport in India.

Question 20 #

In what way micro-watershed Development projects help in water conservation in drought prone and semi-arid regions of India?