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IASbaba’s TLP – 2017 : UPSC Mains General Studies Questions [22nd Aug, 2017]- Day 32

  • August 22, 2017
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IASbaba’s TLP – 2017 : UPSC Mains General Studies Questions [22nd Aug, 2017]- Day 32

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Welcome to Day 32 of TLP Phase II. Please understand that the next 12 weeks are not meant to test your knowledge. Most of you are giving your first attempt and its really important for you to self assess yourself over the fundamentals of various subjects. And even if you have appeared for CSM before, it is always desirable to brush up your basics before you go on to attempt highly analytical and thought provoking questions asked by UPSC. TLP Phase I was designed precisely for that. Moving on to Phase II, we will cover all possible issues of contemporary importance as well as touching upon various aspects of static subjects.

Please be sincere and regular in this phase of your preparation because what you build here will become the foundation of phase II of TLP.


1. What do you understand by the terms ‘prejudice’ and ‘stereotype’ in the social context? How do such social attitudes lead to social inequality and exclusion? Discuss by taking examples.


2. What do understand by the term ‘commodification’ in the social context. Do you see any commodification of social institutions, beliefs or events? Explain by taking examples. Also discuss the its effects on the society as a whole.


3. What we know today as ‘caste’ is more a product of colonialism than of ancient Indian traditions. Do you agree? Which British interventions led to the strengthening of the caste system in India? Discuss.


4. The performance of Indian athletes at the Brazil Paralympics last year is testimony to the grit and bravery of differently abled persons. Yet the policy discourse in India has not catered fully to their special needs. Do you agree? Examine.


5. Iran is set to emerge as not only an important supplier of energy, but also as a key regional player in Central Asia and the Near East. Comment. How do you assess India’s recent outreach to Iran? Will it benefit India? Examine.


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