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15 January 2015

Tomorrow’s Topic for GS-1Fundamentals of Physical Geography, Class – XI, Units Three

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General Studies – 1

Topic: Salient features of World’s Physical Geography

 1) “Weathering is a complex phenomenon involving a number of processes and is influenced by various factors “ Elaborate ? (200 Words)

Unit 2 Chapter 6


Topic: Salient features of World’s Physical Geography

2) Discuss, with examples, the influence of volcanism and diastrophism on the evolution of landscape. (200 Words)

Unit 2 Chapter 6


Topic: Salient features of World’s Physical Geography

3) What is a Karst topology? What are the essential conditions for its formation ? (200 Words)

Unit 2 Chapter 6


Topic: Important geophysical phenomena like Earthquakes

4) Bring out the relevance of seismic study in determining the structure of the interior of the earth. (150 Words)

Unit 2 Chapter 3 

General Studies – 2

TopicSalient Features of Representation of People Act; Constitutional Bodies ; Important aspects of Governance; Indian Diaspora

5)  Write a note on recent efforts by the government to bring NRIs into the electoral process. Does this move deepen democracy in our country in any way ? (150 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests

6)   Not withstanding recent economic crisis, Russia under Putin has witnessed resurgence in both the economic and geo-political front. Assess the factors that were responsible for this resurgence. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

7)  To what extent do you blame NATO and EU expansionism vis-a-vis Russian resurgence for the eruption of Cold war 2.0 ? (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Land Reforms in India; Inclusive growth and issues arising from it

8)  The amendments introduced through ordinance in LARR act, 2013 have resulted in the making the law spineless and purely of ornamental value. Critically Analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation

9) “Global warming is causing flora and fauna to migrate”. Account for the reasons behind the phenomenon and its likely impact on humans. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic:-  Social influence and persuation; Ethical Governance ; Ethics in private & public relationships

10 ) Can sentiments of a particular community be ever allowed to be hurt under the guise of freedom of speech and expression ? How to maintain the delicate balance between the two ? Give real life examples to support your case. (200 Words)

The Hindu