IAS Mains 2016: GS Paper 1 (History and Geography) Detailed explanations at YouTube Lecture (Download PDF)


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87 Expected Questions: UPSC IAS Mains General Studies (GS) 2016

Dr. Manishika Jain in this video briefly marks out the 87 important and expected questions for UPSC IAS Mains 2016.

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1. Early Buddhist Stupa-art, while depicting folk motifs and narratives, successfully expounds Buddhist ideals.  Elucidate.

2. Krishnadeva Raya, the king of Vijayanagar, was not only an accomplished scholar himself but was a also a great patron of learning and literature. Discuss.

3. Explain how the upraising of 1857 constitutes an important watershed in the evolution of British policies towards colonial India.

4. Discuss the role of women in the freedom struggle especially during the Gandhian phase.

5. Highlight the differences in the approach of Subhash Chandra Bose and Mahatma Gandhi in the struggle for freedom.

6. Has the formation of linguistic states strengthened the cause of Indian unity?

7. The anti-colonial struggles in West Africa were led by the new elite of Western -educated Africans. Examine.

8. To what extent globalisation has influenced the core of cultural diversity in India? Explain.

9. “An essential condition to eradicate poverty is to liberate the poor from the process of deprivation.” Substantiate this statement with suitable examples.

10. Why are the tribals in India referred to as ‘the Scheduled Tribes’? Indicate the major provisions enshrined in the Constitution of India for their upliftment.

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11. With a brief background of quality of urban life in India, introduce the objectives and strategy of the ’Smart City Program.”

3 Urban Mega Schemes - Smart City Mission, AMRUT & PMAY - Key MAP Locations

Dr. Manishika Jain explains the concept, structure, mission and area based development approach of Smart city mission, AMRUT and PMAY.

12. What is the basis of regionalism? Is it that unequal distribution of benefits of development on regional basis eventually promotes regionalism? Substantiate your answer.

13. Discuss the concept of air mass and explain its role in macro-climatic changes.

Air Mass - Characteristics, 2 Classification Basis & Criticism in Climatology

Dr. Manishika Jain explains the concept of air mass, its characteristics, origin, types and criticism.

14.“The Himalayas are highly prone to landslides.” Discuss the causes and suggest suitable measures of mitigation.

Mass Wasting and Landslides - Types, Components, Causes and Prone Areas

Dr. Manishika Jain explains the conceptual basis for mass wasting and landslides along with the major components of landslides, causes and areas prone to landslides.

15. The effective management of land and water resources will drastically reduce the human miseries. Explain.

16. South China Sea has assumed great geopolitical significance in the present context. Comment.

17. Major cities of India are becoming vulnerable to flood conditions. Discuss.

Floods & Droughts in India - Causes, Impact & Control Measures

In this video floods and droughts with special reference to India - causes, impact and control programs are explained by Dr. Manishika Jain

18. Present an account of the Indus Water Treaty and examine its ecological, economic and political implications in the context of changing bilateral relations.

19. Enumerate the problems and prospects of inland water transport in India.

20. In what way micro-watershed development projects help in water conservation in drought-prone and semi-arid regions of India? 

Watershed Management - 5 Components & 4 Landmarks (Special Focus on India)

Watershed is also known as drainage basin or catchment area. In this video Dr. Manishika Jain explains what is watershed, it formation and the need for watershed management.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 6, 2016


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