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General Studies – 1;

Topic:Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the presentsignificant events, personalities, issues

1) The Revolt of the sepoys was accompanied by a rebellion of the civil population, particularly in the North
Western Provinces and Oudh, the two areas from which the sepoys of the Bengal army were recruited. Comment
on the reasons which prompted civil population to rebel during the 1857 Revolt. (200 Words)
India’s Struggle for Independence, Chapter 1

Topic:Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the presentsignificant events, personalities, issues

2) Critically examine how did British colonialism affect tribal way of life and their relationship with the forests in the
nineteenth century. How did tribals react to this and with what consequences? Examine. (200 Words)
India’s Struggle for Independence, Chapter 2

(200 Words) The New York Times Topic:India and its neighborhood.” Critically discuss the magnitude and causes of this problem and why government interventions have failed to address this issue. only Muslims can determine the outcome. In the end. (200 Words) The Indian Express The Hindu . Chapter 3 General Studies – 2 Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger 4) “The poor health of children and pregnant women in India. It is a struggle among Muslims for the soul and the future of the Muslim world.” Do you agree with this view? Should the West. Al Qaeda and Taliban to Muslim world to deal with themselves? Critically comment. how? Examine. (200 Words) India’s Struggle for Independence. leave issues such as rise of ISIS. is one of the world’s most perplexing public health issues. Did it succeed in its objectives? If so. or India.relations 6) “The nature of the turbulence on India’s northwestern frontiers today is comparable to the developments in 1979-80 in India’s western neighbourhood.” What were these developments and what effects they had on the region? Critically comment on strategy followed by India in dealing with present turbulence in the region. even after decades of robust economic growth.Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the presentsignificant events. personalities. issues 3) The most militant and widespread of the peasant movements was the Indigo Revolt of 1859-60. (200 Words) The New York Times The Hindu Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests 5) “The war against radical Islamic militancy is not West’s fight.

Security challenges 10) In the light of recent reports of government’s thrust on ‘Mane in India’ campaign and some pressing problems being faced by the navy and army. which are either stalled or cancelled. Effects of liberalization on the economy.General Studies – 3 Topic: Indian Economy – Financial Sector 7) It is said that the most recent union budget has introduced a few excellent moves that could work towards ushering in a new era in the financial sector in India. Examine its highlights and this pact’s importance to Indian economy. Write a note on them. changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. is due to land acquisition problem in India. (200 Words) Business Standard Topic: Indian Economy 8) Recently the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the union government signed Monetary Policy Framework Agreement between them which is hailed as historic. (200 Words) Business Standard Topic: Government Budgeting. (200 Words) The Indian Express The Hindu Topic:Land reforms in India. Do you agree with this assessment? Critically examine. critically comment on India’s defence budget and its performance in recent years. 9) It is said that most industrial projects in India. indigenization of technology . (200 Words) Business Standard General Studies – 4 Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: .

(200 Words) Reference INSIGHTS © 2015. Why do you think these values are lacking in many civil servants? Critically comment.11) Enumerate the Civil service values that a civil servant should follow in day to day administration. All Rights Reserved. .