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General Studies -01
Syllabus area:Post-Independence (consolidation and reorganisation within country)
Q1: Analyze the circumstances that led to Tashkent Agreement in 1966. Discuss the highlights of the agreement. (200 words)
UPSC PYQ 2013
General Studies -02
Syllabus area:International relations; india & its neighborhood relations.
Q2: The principal international challenge for India in the coming years has to be coping with China’s rise and growing assertiveness . Critically comment. (200 words)
Source: The Business standard
Reference: EDITORIAL MODULE CLICK HERE (Page 9)
General Studies -03
Syllabus area:Indian economy;Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
Q3 : GST is certainly an economic landmark, but it’s also a work in progress .Discuss the long-term benefits & immediate short term obstacles. (200 words)
Source: Times of india; The hindu; Economic times;Business line
General Studies -04
Syllabus area: Ethics case studies
Q4: As a DM of a home district of serving Chief Minister, you find out that a huge land scam has taken place in which close relatives of the Chief Minister are involved. The scam which you have unearthed has caused lots of financial loss to the state’s exchequer. You have been recently married to a daughter of an MLA who is known as staunch political enemy of the CM.
While you are investigating the matter for further proofs, before you make this issue public, the CM comes to know about this. He threatens you with dire consequences if you do not close the file and bury the matter silently. He threatens you with false criminal cases and CBI investigation in case you do not budge. Unfortunately, a case is pending against you regarding misuse of treasury funds, in which you haven’t done anything wrong. This case can bereopened and used against you. However, if you stop investigation, he has assured you that you will be given a plum post in the capital.
Identify which course of action are available to you. Examine each action’s merits and demerits. Finally, explain which course of action would you follow and why?
Reference: Ethics case studies compilation PART 1
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