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2018 GS1 Question Paper

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Question 1 #

Safeguarding the Indian art heritage is the need of the moment. Comment.

Question 2 #

Assess the importance of the accounts of the Chinese and Arab travellers in the reconstruction of the history of India.

Question 3 #

Throw light on the significance of the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi in the present times.

Question 4 #

Why is Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) needed? How does it help in navigation?

Question 5 #

Why is India taking keen interest in the Arctic region? (10)

Question 6 #

Define mantle plume and explain its role in plate tectonics.

Question 7 #

What are the consequences of spreading of 'Dead Zones' on marine ecosystem?

Question 8 #

“Caste system is assuming new identities and associational forms. Hence, caste system cannot be eradicated in India.” Comment.

Question 9 #

'Despite implementation of various programmes for eradication of poverty by the government in India, poverty is still existing'. Explain by giving reasons.

Question 10 #

How the Indian concept of secularism different from the western model of secularism? Discuss.

Question 11 #

The Bhakti movement received a remarkable re-orientation with the advent of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Discuss.

Question 12 #

Discuss whether formation of new states in recent times is beneficial or not for the economy of India.

Question 13 #

Why indentured labour was taken by the British from India to their colonies? have they been able to preserve their cultural identity over there?

Question 14 #

“The ideal solution of depleting ground water resources in India is water harvesting system.” How can it be made effective in urban areas?

Question 15 #

Defining blue revolution, explain the problems and strategies for pisciculture development in India.

Question 16 #

What is the significance of Industrial Corridors in India? Identifying industrial corridors, explain their main characteristics.

Question 17 #

Mention core strategies for the transformation of aspirational districts in India and explain the nature of convergence, collaboration and competition for its success.

Question 18 #

'Women's movement in India has not addressed the issues of women of lower social strata.' Substantiate your view.

Question 19 #

'Globalisation is generally said to promote cultural homogenisation but due to this cultural specificities appear to be strengthened in the Indian society.' Elucidate.

Question 20 #

'Communalism arises either due to power struggle or relative deprivation.' Argue by giving suitable illustrations.