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Question number: 1

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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Discuss the impact of industrial revolution in India.

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  • The Industrial revolution (came to India in1854) affected the Indian economy at its maximum.
  • Hevy and Stringent tariffs were imposed on the Indian textiles being exported to Britain. The Indian textile industry suffered a huge loss. India became an importer of British Textiles instead of a producer of the same.

  • Due to India’s complicated political, s

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Question number: 2

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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Critically analyzes the need of high-speed (Bullet) trains in India.

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  • According to the Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, the operations for the highly ambitious dream project of bullet train in India running from Ahmedabad (Gujarat) to Mumbai (Maharashtra) will commence from 2022.

  • The high-speed bullet trains will ensure a new era of growth and development catering to the following needs of commuters in India:

    • High Speed

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Question number: 3

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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Evaluate critically the role of University Grants Commission in the development and financing of higher education in India.

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The University Grants Commission of India is a statutory (existence and authority from a law) body set up by the Indian Union government in accordance to the UGC Act 1956 under Ministry of Human Resource Development, and is charged with coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of higher education.

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Question number: 4

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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Is glass ceiling a deterrent to women empowerment in India? Discuss

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  • Yes I do believe to some extent glass ceiling is a deterrent to women empowerment in India. On one hand, we have a handful of women who are among the top CEOs or Chairmen like Indra Nooyi PepsiCo’s current Chairperson.

  • On the other hand, most of the women/ladies/girls have no access to proper education also and are just bound to do household works.

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Question number: 5

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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Government has launched the Soil Health Card scheme recently. Discuss the reasons for which the scheme has been envisaged. What are the challenges expected in success of the scheme?

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  • Narendra Modi government had launched the Soil Health Card Scheme in Feb 2015 with the aim of issuing soil card to farmers in order to help them get a good harvest by studying the quality of soil.

  • Objectives & expected Benefits

    The farmers will get a well-monitored report of the soil which is chosen for cultivation of crops. The monitoring will be do

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Question number: 6

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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What does Yoga represent in Indian Philosophical tradition? Is it the same that is practiced by the masses in the present day?

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  • The yogic mind is a deeper intelligence that grasps the fundamental laws of life, the universal dharmas. It sees all things as sacred and part of one greater Conscious Being.

  • Yoga, (Sanskrit: “Yoking” or “Union”) one of the six systems (darshans) of Indian philosophy. Its influence has been widespread among many other schools of Indian thought. Its

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Question number: 7

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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Discuss the major causes for low human development in India.

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  • India in 2018 had climbed one spot from 131 (in 2017) to 130 in 2018 among 189 Countries in Human Development Index as per the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme).

    Between 1990 and 2017, India’s HDI value increased from to , an increase of nearly 50 percent – and an indicator of the country’s remarkable achievement in lifting mill

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Question number: 8

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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The Petroleum refineries in India are not necessarily located in the areas of production of crude oil. Discuss.

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  • The Petroleum refineries in India are not necessarily located in the areas of production of crude oils in India because of the following positive implications:
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  • Industrialization: Refining process generates many useful byproducts having applications in chemical, pharm

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Question number: 9

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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Despite a poor public healthcare system in the country, India could achieve the distinction of a polio-free country. Discuss.

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  • After fighting for almost twenty years, the GOI with the support of the World Bank, UNICEF, who, Rotary International, civil society organizations, and millions of volunteers, finally declared India as a polio-free nation.

  • The logistics of delivering and administering the vaccine across a vast, varied terrain with poor health services were incredibl

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