General Studies Answer Writing Practice: 04 May 2018

General Studies – 1
TOPIC: Salient features of world’s physical geography.
1) Discuss the ideal conditions for formation of coral reefs. Also discuss the theories of coral-reef formation. (250 words)
TOPIC: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues.
2)Indian constitution and the laws critical to administration of country borrow heavily from the various British provisions and Acts introduced in 19th and 20th century by the British. Analyse. (250 words)

General Studies – 2
TOPIC : Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
3)Critically examine whether the provisions of draft national telecom policy resemble a wish list without addressing the key issues plaguing the telecom sector? (250 words)

TOPIC: India and its bilateral relations
4)India’s China policy is inadequate and suffers from the baggages of history. Analyze and discuss the changes required in our China policy.(250 words)

General Studies – 3
TOPIC: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment, Disaster and disaster management.
5)India must realise that its problems are larger than the WHO estimates, and take the call to action seriously. Examine in the light of the recent WHO report on air pollution. (250 words)

General Studies – 4
TOPIC : Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
6) What do you understand by open source intelligence(OSI). Discuss the key ethical issues involved in the field of OSI. (250 words)