IAS Mains General Studies Answers

IAS Mains General Studies Sample Answers

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Find below the list of model answers of some past years questions, which are asked from General Studies for CSE Main examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

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Write a note on India's green energy corridor to alleviate the problem of conventional energy.
What is water harvesting? Describe its relevance in the Indian context.
In all the developing countries public expenditure is considered to be a key policy. Consider and discuss the need of government expenditure in irrigation facilities.
How much safe water is available is more relevant than the mere availability of water. Discuss in the light of Swachh Bharat, Namami Gange etc.
What is the difference between adaptation and mitigation to climate change? Discuss measures in the present scenario.
Mention the flood management initiatives of government of India. Is India well prepared for mitigating its effects?
What quantum leaps can help preserve the river Ganga better than incremental inputs?
Can water interlinking be a good solution for the water deficiency problem in different parts of India?
Suggest measures should be taken by the government on immediate basis to deal with the problem of water scarcity.
Country's investments in the water infrastructure, institution and policy reforms is a must for growth and development. Discuss?
Bring out and discuss the ethical issues involved: Kierkegaard’s ideal of ‘Leap of Faith’.
Bring out and discuss the ethical issues involved in Moral and Constitutional ideals, Empowerment, Autonomy & Sovereignty.
The principal ethical issues: Carefully study the cases and Bring out and discuss the ethical issues involved.
Quotations of Gautam Buddha, Jeremy Bentham & Plato, bring out what it means to you in the present context.
The credo of the state should be Minimum Government, Maximum Governance. Comment.
For a corruption free country, three societal members can make huge difference - father, mother and teacher.
In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place. How does this statement apply to a civil servant?
What techniques would you use as an administrator to increase the perseverance and commitment of your work force?
Why do you want to be a civil servant? What attributes, do you believe, a civil servant ought to possess?
What is an Ideal? What, according to you, shall be the highest Ideal of human life?
Examine the reasons for the ceasefire by Pakistan on Line of Control and suggest remedial measures to curb it.
What is graphene? Discuss its properties and mention at least three of its applications.
Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG), the Wassenaar Arrangement and the Australia Group and India
India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) and COP-21 Paris climate conference.
What are the important reasons behind the circulation of Black Money in the Indian Economy?


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