[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 09 November 2019
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General Studies – 1
Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and
Architecture from ancient to modern times.
1) Do you think the early development of historical studies of Buddhist art and architecture in India is closely linked to the British’s’ discovery of Buddhism? Give your opinion with suitable justifications.(250 words)
Medieval history NCERT by R S Sharma
Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
General Studies – 2
Topic:Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments,
significant provisions and basic structure.
4) Laws, the rule of law, and courts are not enough to protect and vindicate the right to privacy against State intrusion. Critically analyse the statement in the backdrop of recent WhatsApp Spyware attack. (250 words)
Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and
issues arising out of their design and implementation.
5) How big a challenge is sustaining India’s open-defecation free status? Discuss the efforts of the government in this direction and the significance of multi-stakeholder approach for achieving a sustainable target.(250 words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. .
6) The annual ozone hole over the Antarctic has been found to be at its smallest since the 1980s. Explain what causes the hole, and what does the small area this year mean in the context of climate protection efforts?(250 words)
Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and
developing new technology.
General Studies – 4
Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers
Ethics by Lexicon Publications