Category : MAINS

Science and technology

Table of contents Innovation Indians in S&T & Indigenization New technology & general awareness   InnovationPrevious year questions What do you understand by the term “Innovation”? Discuss the need for

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IT-BT and Space

Table of contents Information Technology & Telecom Space sector Robotics and Drone Medicines Bio-technology IT & TelecomPrevious year questions What is digital signature? What does its authentication mean? Giver various

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Intellectual Property

Intellectual property rightsPrevious year questions India’s Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) which has a database containing formatted information on more than 2 million medicinal formulations is proving a powerful weapon

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Environment

Table of contents Conservation Climate change Pollution Degradation Clean Energy   ConservationPrevious year questions How does biodiversity vary in India? How is the Biological Diversity Act,2002 helpful in conservation of

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Disaster Management

Disaster ManagementPrevious year questions Describe various measures taken in India for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) before and after signing ‘Sendai Framework for DRR (2015-2030)’. How is this framework different from

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Internal Security

Table of contents Naxalism North East issues Radicalism & Terrorism & Others NaxalismPrevious year questions Left Wing Extremism (LWE) is showing a downward trend, but still affects many parts of the

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Social media n Cyber security

Social Media and Cyber SecurityPrevious year questions Data security has assumed significant importance in the digitized world due to rising cyber-crimes. The Justice B. N. Srikrishna Committee Report addresses issues

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Security challenges

Table of contents Money Laundering Border Management Maritime Security Organized crime and terrorism Security forces and agencies Money launderingPrevious year questions India’s proximity to two of the world’s biggest illicit

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Indian constitution and laws

Table of contents History and Evolution Features Comparison of constitution Other laws History & EvolutionPrevious year questions What was held in the Coelho case? In this context, can you say

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Union, States and Local Bodies

Table of contents Union States Federalism Local Bodies UnionRAG Topics   Red Amber Green   Centrally sponsored schemes   Article 356 of constitution   Residuary powers Practice questions List the

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Judiciary

JudiciaryPrevious year questions How far do you agree with the view that tribunals curtail the jurisdiction of ordinary courts? In view of the above, discuss the constitutional validity and competency

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Quasi Judicial Bodies

Quasi Judicial BodiesPrevious year questions “The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has a very vital role to play.” Explain how this is reflected in the method and terms of his

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Legislature

Table of contents Parliament and Legislatures Privilages Anti-defection law Parliament & LegislaturePrevious year questions Why do you think the committees are considered to be useful for parliamentary work? Discuss, in

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Executive

Table of contents President & Governor PMO, Ministries & Departments President & GovernorPrevious year questions Resorting to ordinances has always raised concern on violation of the spirit of separation of

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Pressure groups

Pressure groups & informal associationsPrevious year questions “Policy contradictions among various competing sectors and stakeholders have resulted in inadequate ‘protection and prevention of degradation to environment.” Comment with relevant illustrations.

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Elections

Table of contents Election commission & RPA Electoral reforms Election Commission & RPARAG Topics   Red Amber Green   Recognition of national parties & benefits Model code of conduct SC:

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Developmental policies

Table of contents Agriculture Industries Services Theory of development process AgricultureRAG Topics   Red Amber Green   Restructured National Bamboo Mission  PM Fasal Bima Yojana   Unified Agri Market  

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NGO and SHG

Table of contents NGO SHG NGOPrevious year questions “In the Indian governance system, the role of non-state actors has been only marginal.” Critically examine this statement. (2016) Examine critically the

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Welfare Schemes

Table of contents Women Children Minority/SC/ST Disabled & Old age Rural General   WomenPrevious year questions Is the National Commission for Women able to strategize and tackle the problems that

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Social Development

Table of contents Health Education and Skill development Sports Poverty and hunger   HealthPrevious year questions Appropriate local community level healthcare intervention is a prerequisite to achieve ‘Health for All’

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