Think, Learn & Perform (TLP) – UPSC GS Mains [Day 67]

  • November 5, 2015
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Day 67- Disaster Management & HOT

1) “A natural calamity becomes a disaster only due to anthropogenic intrusion”. elucidate giving examples.

2) Every year a number of slums across metro cities are gutted in fire due to negligence. What measures should be taken to prevent fire hazard ?

3)  What is the difference between land slide and mud slide? What are the causes of frequent landslides in shiwaliks? What measures can be taken to prevent that.


4) The smart cities project is faced with multiple challenges and ambiguities in terms of it’s financial model, governance and scale. Critically examine.  

5) The recent step in the United Nations General Assembly to start text based negotiations for UNSC reforms is an incremental yet landmark moment. Do you agree? Critically comment. What are the major roadblocks in India’s efforts to gain permanent membership of the UNSC? Explain. 

6) Tremors of China devaluating it’s currency were felt world over. Even India couldn’t remain immune as Indian Rupee plunged even deeper in the currency market. Economists fear a currency war in the near future with several countries adopting similar steps to enhance their export competitiveness. Where do you view India standing in this equation? Are our economic fundamentals strong enough to thwart any crisis in the future? Analyse. 

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