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Question 143

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“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. ” – Will Durant

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  • When a child is born, it is a pure soul, totally ignorant of the worldly social affairs. Child learns from his surroundings, to grow, to survive and to make decisions. This may be called natural education. Later, systematic education is given in schools, colleges and many other institutions made for the purpose of making the child competent to purs

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Question 144

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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“Technology cannot replace manpower” (CSM)

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  • Gone are the times when one had to search huge telephone directories to contact a friend, or send letters by post to communicate with our dear ones, spend hours in transportation, or do manual works like washing clothes with hands and spend hours in books to search for information. Now connecting with friends or searching for information is just cl

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Question 145

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India’s Foreign Relations and Their Effect on Its Peace and Security

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  • Let’s turn to an age old story. This involves a father and his two sons. The father gives a bundle of sticks to each of his sons. And, he asks them to fold and thereby break them. Each of the son easily manages to do it. But, this was not a test of physical strength. The father then joins the 2 bundles into 1, and then asks them to break it. None o

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Question 146

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“Quick but steady wins the race”

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  • A short fable of a race between a turtle and a rabbit is the most common among all that children are accustomed to. The fable speaks of a rabbit that is very fast as compared to the turtle and during the race while nearing finish, he out of negligence and overconfidence takes rest. While resting he falls asleep, only to find the turtle winning the

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Question 147

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Is The Indian Administrative Service a Steel Frame or a Steel Cage?

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  • In a town not so far away, at a time not so distant, there lived two brothers, Rohan and Shyam, who happened to have different view on the Indian administration. Such view was based on their personal experience. While Rohan was all praise for the Indian administration system comparing it with a steel frame as he had witnessed the period of politica

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Question 148

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The Rise of Asia and the Decline of America – Analyze.

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  • The dawn of 21st century brought with it one of the most fascinating phenomena in global politics. Termed as the ‘New World Order”, it marked a shift from the unipolar world that emerged not far back from a bipolar cold war era, to a multi polar world. This new world order was fraught with both opportunities and challenges.
  • For the global east it of

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Question 149

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Geography May Remain the Same; History Need Not (CSE)

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  • GEOGRAPHY May Remain the same, History need not Geography defines the living and non-living features exists near the surface of the earth. It provides the physical setting in terms of providing the natural resources like air, water, soil, different locations and topographies for the existence of human civilization. While, history represents the eve

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Question 150

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Capitalism is the Cause of Poverty

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  • Capitalism can be defined as an economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state. Capitalism is often considered instrumental behind poverty, inequality, unemployment and even global warming by many. On the other side, there exists another group of people whi

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Question 151

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India Needs Smart Villages, Not Smart Cities – Critically Comment

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  • It is often joked that we are living in a ‘smart’ era. In order to distinguish the new item from the old item, they are christened as smart for e. g. we find ‘Smart’ Phones capturing the telecom industry, ‘Smart’ wearable devices like smart watches, medical devices for monitoring vital signs. So what does ‘smart’ means? Does it refer to something a

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Question 152

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“Character of an institution is reflected in its leader” (CSM)

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  • “It was the time of my school days, I was travelling via a public bus. I was glad to see a man who offered his seat to an old lady. When I reached the school we were introduced to our new Principal. Surprisingly, he turned out to be the same man whom I saw in the bus. Within few weeks he changed the whole scenario of the school.
  • The school witnessed

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Question 153

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New Cults and Godmen: a Necessary Evil or a Threat to India’s Image and Culture?

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India is always a god fearing country. They have the habit of idolising people. Thus no wonder charismatic religious leaders, colloquially called godmen, have flourished here. They thrive on people’s fear, superstition.

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  • Though the presence of towering religious figures is prevalent from earlier times, situation was not bleak… Swami Vivekanan

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Question 154

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An idle brain is the devil’s workshop

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  • “An idle brain is the devil’s workshop” We often say that “An idle brain is the devil’s workshop” which means people who have nothing worthwhile to think about will usually think of something bad to do. Yes, something “bad” and that makes it an “evil act”.
  • But, does our brain ever sit idle? No, it doesn’t. Even when we are sitting idle, we are still

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Question 155

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Crony Capitalism – A Threat to Democracy?

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  • Crony capitalism is an economic system is an economic system in which the businesses gain benefits through their political connections. Politicians in turn get their work done by business community. The work may relate to the flow of large amount of capital to sustain the liquidity crunches of the respective nations, setting up of large scale indus

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