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[MISSION 2023] Mini Secure Revision Test: 4 March 2023


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Answer the following questions in 150 words:

General Studies – 1


1. The Imphal-Kohima campaign is considered a significant turning point of the second world war in the Far East region. Throw light on India’s contribution to the world war-II.

Reference: Indian ExpressInsights on India


2. What is a heatwave? Account for the increasing frequency of heatwaves across the country. Examine the impact of El-Nino on heatwaves in India.

Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India

General Studies – 2


3. Social capital and civil society are closely related, as strong social capital is often a necessary condition for the development of a robust civil society. Examine.

Reference: Down to Earth ,Insights on IndiaInsights on India

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4. How is the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) calculated in India? Examine the limitations pertaining to GDP as an economic performance measurement framework of the country.

Reference: The Hindu


5. List the actions that the government has taken to combat plastic pollution in the nation. Do you believe that a globally binding agreement on plastics and plastic pollution is the best course of action to deal with this menace? State your opinion.

Reference: Down to Earth


Answer the following questions in 250 words(15 marks each):

General Studies – 1


6. “While the Adopt a Heritage” scheme has the potential to promote the development and preservation of heritage sites, it is essential to ensure that the program’s implementation is closely monitored to prevent any negative impacts on the heritage sites. Critically examine.

Reference: The HinduInsights on India

General Studies – 2


7. India’s presidency of the G20 (Group of Twenty) provides several opportunities for the country to strengthen its global leadership and contribute to shaping the global economic agenda. Elaborate.

Reference: Insights on India


8. How are the Election Commissioners appointed in India? There have been calls for an independent mechanism for appointment of Election Commissioners outside the exclusive power of the government. Do you think there is a need for it? Comment.

Reference: The HinduInsights on India

General Studies -3


9. Capital flows and current account deficit (CAD) are related as capital flows can help finance a country’s current account deficit. However, excessive reliance on capital flows to finance a current account deficit can also be risky. Evaluate.

Reference: Indian Express


10. The Khalistani movement is largely dormant in the present day, but some extremist elements continue to advocate for a separate state. The Indian government must remain vigilant and take a tough stance against any activities that are deemed to threaten the country’s territorial integrity and national security. Analyse.

Reference: Indian ExpressInsights on India

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