9 January 2015
Tomorrow’s Topic for GS-1: India Physical Environment, Class XI – Unit Three
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General Studies – 1
Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography (includes India)
Topic: geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features
General Studies – 2
Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.
General Studies – 3
Topic: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security
5) Critically examine the nature of some of most recent cyber attacks on corporations and nations. In your opinion, what challenges do such attacks pose to governments and to citizens across the world? (200 Words)
Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
6) ” Maintaining freedoms and equality before the law in the face of a severe challenge to security is the most difficult test for any democratic polity and society.” Do you agree with this view? In the light of recent terrorist attacks on various sections of society in various parts of the world, critically comment. (200 Words)
7) It is said that India’s wildlife conservation model has many loopholes that only harm wildlife in the end. In the light of increasing man versus wildlife conflicts that are taking place, critically examine. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance; integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service
8) You are working as Commissioner of Police in the capital city. Recently wife of an influential politician of ruling party was found dead in a five star hotel. Circumstantial evidence has shown that it is a murder. You are under tremendous pressure to delay the probe. At the same time you are also being pressurized by the opposition party to expedite the probe. Some sections of media have also alleged that you are going slow on the probe intentionally. You are known for your honesty and integrity throughout your career. Though you want to speed up the process, some officers involved in investigating the case are biased and are delaying the whole investigation and bringing bad repute to you by selectively leaking false information to the media.