IASbaba’s TLP 2016 [24th Aug]: UPSC Mains GS Questions [HOT]

  • August 24, 2016
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IASbaba’s TLP 2016, 24th Aug

UPSC Mains ‘High Order Thinking [HOT]’ GS Questions


1. What triggers a tsunami? Discuss at least four factors that lead to tsunami-genesis. Also explain the effects of tsunami in the coastal regions.

2. What do you understand by the term ‘geomagnetism’? What causes the earth to behave as a magnet? Has earth’s magnetic field changed in it’s geological past? Discuss its implications.

3. Last year few soldiers died in an avalanche in the Siachen glacier. What is an avalanche? How an avalanche is triggered? Identify the regions in the world that are prone to this geophysical phenomenon.

4. What was the genesis of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)? Has it been successful in achieving the ends it was meant for? Also, is it high time that we revisit the need of this act keeping in mind the recent unrest and discontent it has brought in certain parts of the country? Critically analyse.

5. What in your opinion is an act of sedition. Do you think section 124-A of the IPC should be revised to ensure minimum safeguards against its misuse by the State? Discuss.


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