General Studies -1 Paper – UPSC Civil Services Mains Examination – 2019

1. Highlight the Central Asian and Greco Bactrian elements in the Gandhara art. (150 Words 10 Marks)

2. The 1857 uprising was the culmination of the recurrent, big and small local rebellions that had occurred in the preceding hundred years of British rule. Elucidate.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (150 words 10 marks)

3. Examine the linkages between the nineteenth century’s ‘Indian Renaissance’ and the emergence of national identity.                    (150 words 10 marks)

4. Assess the impact of global warming on the coral life system with examples.  

(150 words 10 marks)

5. Discuss the causes of depletion of mangroves and explain their importance in maintaining coastal ecology.                                                            (150 words 10 marks)

6. Can the strategy of regional resource-based manufacturing help in promoting employment in India?                                                                   (150 words 10 marks)

7. Discuss the factors for localisation of agro-based food processing industries of North-West India.                                            (150 words 10 marks)

8. What makes the Indian society unique in sustaining its culture? Discuss.  

(150 words 10 marks)

9. “Empowering women is the key to control population growth.” Discuss.       

(150 words 10 marks)

10. What are the challenges to our cultural practices in the name of secularism?

         (150 words 10 marks)

11. Many voices had strengthened and enriched the nationalist movement during the Gandhian phase. Elaborate.                                                      (250 words 15 marks)

12. Assess the role of British imperial power in complicating the process of transfer of power during the 1940s.                                                                 (250 words 15 marks)

13. Explain how the foundations of the modern world were laid by the American and French Revolutions.                               (250 words 15 marks)

14. What is water stress? How and why does it differ regionally in India?     

(250 words 15 marks)

15. How can the mountain ecosystem be restored from the negative impact of development initiatives and tourism?    (250 words 15 marks)

16. How is efficient and affordable urban mass transport key to the rapid economic development in India?                                                                (250 words 15 marks)

17. How do ocean currents and water masses differ in their impacts on marine life and coastal environment? Give suitable examples.                           (250 words 15 marks)

18. Do we have cultural pockets of small India all over the nation? Elaborate with examples. (250 words 15 marks)

19. What are the continued challenges for women in India against time and space?

(250 words 15 marks)

20. Are we losing our local identity for the global identity? Discuss. 

(250 words 15 marks)

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