IASbaba’s TLP 2016 [29th Aug]: UPSC Mains GS Questions [HOT]

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


1. The expansion of the British rule during the Governer-Generalship of Lord Wellesley resulted in the East India Company becoming a paramount power in India. Discuss.

2. Give an account of the land revenue policy of the British in India. How did the settlement systems introduced by the British lead to impoverishment of the Indian economy in general and agriculture in paricular? Explain.

3. The steps taken by the British post 1813 to transform Indian society and culture were driven mainly by the capitalist interests back home in Britain. Critically comment.

4. What do you understand by net neutrality? Recently, the social media giant- Facebook launched its ‘Free Basics’ service. Does it violate net neutrality? Examine.

5. In India, Section 377 of the IPC was introduced not as a reflection of existing Indian values and traditions, but rather, it was imposed upon Indian society due to the moral values of the colonisers. Indian society prior to enactment of the IPC had a much greater tolerance of homosexuality. Comment.


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