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1. Enumerate the indirect taxes which have been subsumed in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India. Also, Comment on the revenue implications of the GST introduced in India since July 2017. 10 150 Economy Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. Current Affairs
2. Do you agree with the view that steady GDP growth and low inflation have left the Indian economy in good shape? Give reasons in support of your arguments. 10 150 Economy Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment. Fundamental
3. How far is Integrated Farming System (IPS) helpful in sustaining agricultural production ? 10 150 Economy Agriculture Current Affairs
4. Elaborate the impact of National Watershed Project in increasing agricultural production from water-stressed areas. 10 150 Economy Agriculture Current Affairs
5. How was India benefitted from the contributions of Sir M. Visvesvaraya and Dr. M.S. Swaminathan in the fields of water engineering and agricultural science respectively? 10 150 S&T Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology Fundamental
6. What is India's plan to have its own space station and how will it benefit our space programme? 10 150 S&T Science and Technology- developments Current Affairs
7. Coastal sand mining, whether legal or illegal, poses one of the biggest threats to our environment. Analyze the impact of sand mining along the Indian coasts, citing specific examples. 10 150 Environment Environment Current Affairs
8. Vulnerability is an essential element for defining disaster impacts and its threat to people. How and in what ways can vulnerability to disasters be characterised? Discuss different types of vulnerability with reference to disasters. 10 150 Disaster management Disaster management Fundamental
9. The banning of 'Uamaat-e-Islam' in Jammu and Kashmir brought into focus the role of over-ground workers (OGWs) in assisting terrorist organizations. Examine the role played by OGWs in assisting terrorists organizations in insurgency affected areas. Discuss measures to neutralize influence of OGWs. 10 150 Security Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. Current Affairs
10. What is CyberDome Project? Explain how it can be useful in controlling internet crimes in India. 10 150 Security Cyber Security Current Affairs
11. It is argued that the strategy of inclusive growth is intended to meet the objectives of inclusiveness and sustainability together. Comment on this statement. 15 250 Economy Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. Fundamental
12. The public expenditure management is a challenge to the Government of India in the context of budget making during the post-liberalization period. Clarify it. 15 250 Economy Government Budgeting Fundamental
13. What are the reformative steps taken by the Government to make food grain distribution system more effective? 15 250 Economy Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Current Affairs
14. Elaborate the policy taken by the Government of India to meet the challenges of the food processing sector. 15 250 Economy Food processing and related industries in India- scope’ and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management. Current Affairs
15. How is the Government of India protecting traditional knowledge of medicine from patenting by pharmaceutical companies? 15 250 S&T Issues relating to intellectual property rights. Current Affairs
16. How can biotechnology help to improve the living standards of farmers? 15 250 S&T Biotechnology Fundamental
17. Define the concept of carrying capacity of an ecosystem as relevant to an environment. Explain how understanding this concept is vital while planning for sustainable development of a region. 15 250 Environment Environment Fundamental
18. Disaster preparedness is the first step in any disaster management process. Explain how hazard zonation mapping will help disaster mitigation in the case of landslides. 15 250 Disaster Management Disaster Management Fundamental
19 Indian Government has recently strengthened the anti-terrorism laws by amending the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967 and the NIA Act. Analyze the changes in the context of prevailing security environment while discussing the scope and reasons for opposing the UAPA by human rights organizations. 15 250 Security Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security Current Affairs
20. Cross-border movement of insurgents is only one of the several security challenges facing the policing of the border in North-East India. Examine the various challenges currently emanating across the India-Myanmar border. Also, discuss the steps to counter the challenges. 15 250 Security Security challenges and their management in border areas - linkages of organized crime with terrorism. Current Affairs

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