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28 February  2015

 

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General Studies – 1;

Topicurbanization, their problems and their remedies.

1) Critically examine the main causes and consequences of urban air pollution in India. What efforts have been made  and what needs to be done to address this problem? Comment. (200 Words)

Frontline

EPW

 

General Studies – 2

 

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes

2) What do you understand by ‘affordable housing’, especially in urban areas, which governments strive to provide to urban poor? Critically examine what constraints exist in providing affordable houses to urban poor and how they can be overcome. (200 Words)

EPW

 

General Studies – 3

 

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to  employment.

3) What do you understand by informal employment? How is it measured and what is its nature in India? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

EPW

 

  Topic: Science and Technology (health issues)- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 

4) “By 2020, projections indicate that non-communicable diseases will account for 75 per cent of all deaths. Improving diet has a crucial role to play in reducing this burden,” In the light of the statement, examine the role of junk food in causing non-communicable diseases and its magnitude.  Also examine why proliferation of junk food in countries like India is on the rise. (200 Words)

Down to Earth

 

General Studies – 4

Topic:  Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; Paper – 3 – Awareness in biotechnology

5) What do you understand by ‘mitochondrial replacement’ or ‘three parent baby’? Critically comment on various ethical concerns raised on this technique in the West. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Wikipedia

NewScientist

 

 

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