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In last year UPSC Prelims 2019, from Babapedia more than 15 questions could be solved directly.
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Q.) Which of the following are in Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve?
a) Neyyar, Peppara and Shendurney Wildlife Sancturies; and Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve
b) Mudumalai, Sathyamagalam and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuaries; and Silent Valley National Park
c) Kaundinya, Gundla Brahme-swaram and papikonda Wildlife Sancturies; and Mukurthi National park
d) Kawal and Sri Venkateswara Wildlife Sanctuaries; and Nagarjunasagar- Srisailam Tiger Reserve
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Q.) The word ‘Denisovan’ is sometimes mentioned in media in reference to
a) fossils of a kind of dinosaurs
b) an early human species
c) a cave system found in North-East India
d) a geological period in the history of Indian subcontinent
Denisovans or Denisova hominins are an extinct species or subspecies of archaic humans in the genus Homo.
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Q.) Which one of the following statements is not correct?
a) Hepatitis B virus is transmitted much like HIV.
b) Hepatitis B, unlike Hepatitis C, does not have a vaccine.
c) Globally, the numbers of people infected with Hepatitis B and C viruses are several times more than those infected with HIV.
d) Some of those infected with Hepatitis B and C viruses do not show the symptoms for many years.
While vaccines exist for hepatitis A and B, there is currently no vaccine for hepatitis C.
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Q.) Which of the following adopted a law on data protection and privacy for its citizens known as “General Data Protection Regulation” in April 2016 and started implementation of it from 25th May, 2018?
c) The European Union
d) The United States of America
The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals citizens of the European Union and the European Economic Area. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas.
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|A modern state without a constitution is unimaginable.
A constitution is a vital necessity as it determines the Power-relationship between the citizens of a country and between the governors and the governed.
|Introduction||Significance of the Constitution|
|“A state without a constitution would not be a State but a regime of anarchy” – Jellinek||Introduction/ Conclusion||Significance of Constitution, Amendment of Constitution|
|The Indian Constitution is described as ‘a living’ document.
A Constitution needs to be a living Constitution, to endure the tides of time and adapt to the changing requirements of generations.
|Introduction/ Conclusion||Significance of Constitution, Amendment of Constitution, Governance|
|A Constitution is like a machine, a lifeless thing.
It acquires life because of the men who control it and operates it and India needs today nothing more than a set of honest men who will have the interest of the country before them.
|Conclusion||Constitutional reforms, Amendment of constitution, Governance|
|Constitution provides for its amendment in order to adjust itself to the changing conditions and needs.||Introduction||Constitutional reforms, Amendment of the constitution|
|Constitution enables the government to fulfill the aspirations of the society and to implement the ideals of justice, liberty, and fraternity.||Introduction||Significance of the constitution|
|The Constitution of India is a result of considerable imitation and adaptation rather than originality.||Body||Constitution of India and comparison|
|Constitution of India is “not merely a constitution but also a detailed legal code dealing with all important aspects of the constitutional and administrative system of the country.” – Srinivasan||Introduction/ Conclusion||Significance of the constitution|
|The Indian constitution is a unique combination of rigidity and flexibility.
The framers of the constitution were judicious enough to avoid making the constitution so flexible as to become a tool in the hands of a ruling party or so rigid, as to be incapable of adapting itself to the changing conditions.
|Introduction/ Body/ Conclusion||Significance of Constitution, Amendment of Constitution|
|Term ‘Constitutionalism’ – is the commitment of society to the broad principles of the Constitution with a strong determination to achieve the ideals enshrined in the Constitution.||Introduction/ Body||Welfare/Social issue; Good Governance, Society|
|The first function of a constitution is to provide a set of basic rules that allow for minimal coordination amongst members of society.||Introduction||Significance of Constitution, Unity in diversity, Secularism, Society|
|Constitution specifies who has the power to make decisions in a society.
It decides how the government will be constituted.
|Introduction/ Body||Significance of Constitution, Society|
|Constitution enables the government to fulfil the aspirations of a society and create conditions for a just society.||Introduction/ Body||Significance of Constitution, Society|
|Constitutions are often subverted, not by the people, but by small groups, who wish to enhance their own power.
Well crafted constitutions fragment power in society intelligently so that no single group can subvert the constitution.
|Introduction/ Body||Significance of Constitution, Society, Separation of powers|
|“Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.”
|Introduction/ Conclusion||Essay, Amendment of Constitution|
|“However good a Constitution may be, if those who are implementing it are not good, it will prove to be bad. However bad a Constitution may be, if those implementing it are good, it will prove to be good.”
– B. R. Ambedkar
|Conclusion||Essay, Amendment of Constitution|
|The constitution is very important for a civilized society to function and to ensure its citizens- equality of opportunity, justice and fraternity.||Introduction/
|Significance of Constitution, Unity in diversity, Secularism, Society|
|ISSUE – Condition of Women and Women Empowerment
Some important Facts:
|GS I & ESSAY
ISSUE- WASH for Healthcare: WASH stands for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
WHO and UNICEF report
World Health Assembly Resolution – Global Targets – 60% of all healthcare facilities should have WASH facilities by 2022, 80% by 2025 and 100% by 2030.
Recommendation by the WHO and UNICEF to implement WASH:
|GS II & III
|ISSUE- Increasing carbon emission on Indian Roads.
Unique Policy Action
ISSUE: Ebola Virus outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
Declaring an event as a global emergency is meant to stop the spread of the pathogen to other countries and to ensure a coordinated international response. This is the 5th time that it has been done.
Challenges in containing the spread:
Ring Vaccination Strategy – people who come into contact with infected people, as well as the contacts of those contacts are immunized.
The points are general and can be used in case of other epidemics.
| ISSUE: Adding Ayushman Bharat details with Aadhar Card
Benefits of Aadhar linked health data repository:
|Body|| GS II and III
|Some Facts on Agrarian Crisis
|ISSUE: Poverty in India.
||Introduction/ Body||GS II and III
|ISSUE: Irrigation in India:
According to Revitalising Rainfed Agri. Network (RRAN) Atlas –
|Try to mention facts related to area and geography in Paper I while facts related to GDP and economics in Paper III.||GS I & III
Irrigation is part of the syllabus in GS I and III.
Policy interventions can be asked in Paper 2 as well.
According to the US Geological Survey 2017:
|Government Initiatives for Irrigation
||GS II – Government Policy|
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