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Think, Learn & Perform (TLP) – UPSC GS Mains [Day 92]

  • December 2, 2015
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Day 92 – WORLD HISTORY & HOT


Q1. Apartheid was a system of racial segregation in South Africa. How was it different from racial persecution in USA ?

Discuss the role of Nelson Mandela and his approach in fight against apartheid.


Q2.The 1973 oil crisis began in October 1973 when the members of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries proclaimed an oil embargo.

Discuss the chain of events which led to “First Oil Shock” in 1973. What were its short term and long term effects on world politics ?


Q3. How was India’s approach towards Industrialisation after independence, different from China’s. Do you think adopting China’s approach would have helped India? Analyse


HOT

4. With the budgetary allocations for the social sector going down and increased devolution of finances to the states, there is a need to rethink the roadmap for improving the key socio-economic indices. Do you agree? Examine in light of the schemes including the centrally sponsored schemes being given lesser share of allocations in the last budget.


5. The recently enacted Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of Tax) Act, 2015 can act as a deterrent against future evasions but as far as bringing back the money stashed abroad is concerned, it has it’s set of limitations. Identify and discuss those limitations. Also suggest a roadmap that should be pursued in dealing with the menace of black money.


6. In recent years, the fourth estate of the Indian democratic polity has been alleged to have indulged in paid news, news trading and performing the role of ideological mouthpiece. Do you think media ethics is at it’s all time low in India? Is there a need to have a more effective regulatory framework to curb unfair practices in media? Critically analyse.

 

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