11 February 2015
Tomorrow’s Topic of GS-1: India – People and Economy, Class 12 Geography, Unit – IV (Chapter – 11)
General Studies – 1;
Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
1) “…India as a repository of countless performing arts, local health practices, indigenous knowledge systems and rich language traditions spanning generations could ill-afford to destroy or lose it.” Discuss with suitable examples. (200 Words)
Topic: History of the world
General Studies – 2
Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
General Studies – 3
Topic: Indian economy
Topic:Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation,
6) With suitable examples, critically examine the nature of threats being faced by wildlife in India as a result of government’s developmental policy measures. If a drinking water project benefits thousand poor human beings but severely affects ten endangered crocodiles, should this project be implemented? Justify. (200 Words)
Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology;
7) Developing methods for alternative delivery of drugs has gained importance considering the large number of infections that are spread through contaminated, non-sterilised syringes. Examine why using non-sterilised syringes is dangerous and also examine latest developments in finding alternatives to syringes. (200 Words)
Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.
General Studies – 4
Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions
One of your colleagues and also a close friend who is working as Assistant Commissioner in the department of Income Tax is actively involving in political activities. He is a son-in-law of a prominent politician. He has ignored many warnings given by his senior officers in the department, and in few instances, he has used his political connections to intimidate some his seniors too. On several occasions he has told you that he wants to pursue politics after making lots of money in the department. You keep telling him that it is wrong for a civil servant to indulge in political activities and have affiliation with a political party. He has ignored your friendly advises too.