5 Aug 2017 | Target Mains: GS Questions With Official Answers

GS Paper 1 Arts & culture

SALIENT ASPECTS OF ART FORMS, LITERATURE AND ARCHITECTURE FROM ANCIENT TO MODERN TIMES

Q.1) Ashoka’s Dhamma is a superb document of his essential humanity and an answer to the socio-political needs of the contemporaneous situation. Comment.

Source: NCERT

 


GS Paper 2 Polity & Governance

MECHANISMS, LAWS, INSTITUTIONS AND BODIES CONSTITUTED FOR THE PROTECTION AND BETTERMENT OF THESE VULNERABLE SECTIONS

Q.2) Discuss the need for Anti-lynching law in India, what are the challenges involved in its implementation?

Source:

https://www.civilsdaily.com/op-ed-snap-its-time-to-enact-an-anti-lynching-law/

https://www.thequint.com/india/2017/07/01/is-masuka-the-answer-to-mob-lynching

 


GS Paper 3 Indian Economy

MAJOR CROPS CROPPING PATTERNS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, DIFFERENT TYPES OF IRRIGATION AND IRRIGATION SYSTEMS STORAGE, TRANSPORT AND MARKETING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE AND ISSUES AND RELATED CONSTRAINTS

Q.3) Advancing rights of women farmers can revolutionize the rural ecosystem.” Discuss the relevance of this statement in the current Indian context.

Source:

https://www.civilsdaily.com/op-ed-snap-a-field-of-her-own/


GS Paper 4 Ethics & Integrity

APTITUDE AND FOUNDATIONAL VALUES FOR CIVIL SERVICE , INTEGRITY, IMPARTIALITY AND NON-PARTISANSHIP, OBJECTIVITY, DEDICATION TO PUBLIC SERVICE, EMPATHY, TOLERANCE AND COMPASSION TOWARDS THE WEAKER-SECTIONS.

Q.4) A new civil service incumbent in IPS, after completion of his training, joins his first posting in a district.

(I)    Some influential people, outside his office as well as subordinates in his office come and meet him and offer him valuable gifts in welcome gesture.

(II)    He is also told by his subordinates that there is a channel of money collection by the police of the area from commercial vehicles, shanty vendors and shopkeepers as well as spurious liquor lobby etc, share of which would automatically reach to the new officer. This money is unaccounted and does not go to the establishment.

(a)   The officer is in dilemma. Whether he should accept the gifts in welcome gesture from influential people outside office or only from his official colleagues or from both? Give reasons.

(b)    Should he take the share from unaccounted money mentioned above? If not what would be professionally and ethically correct decision for him.

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