Civil Services Main 2020 General Studies - 3

Civil Services Main Questions

Q1. Explain intra-generational and inter-generational issues of equity from the perspective of inclusive growth and sustainable growth.

Q2. Define potential GDP and its determinants. What are the factors that have been inhibiting India from realizing its potential GDP?

Q3. What are the main constraints in transports and marketing of agricultural produce in India?

Q4. What are the challenges and opportunities in food processing sector in the country? How can income of the farmers can sustainably be increased by encouraging food processing?

Q5. What do you understand by nanotechnology? And how its helping in health sector?

Q6. How is science interwoven deeply with our lives? What are the striking changes in agriculture triggered off by science-based technologies?

Q7. How does the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2020 differ from the existing EIA Notification, 2006?

Q8. What are the salient features of the Jal Shakti Abhiyan launched by the Government of India for water conservation and water security?

Q9. Discuss different types of cyber crimes and measures required to be taken to fight the menace.

Q10. For effective border area management, discuss the steps required to be taken to deny local support to militants and also suggest ways to manage favourable perception among locals.

Q11. Explain the meaning of investment in an economy in terms of capital formation. Discuss the factors to be considered while designing a concession agreement between a public entity and private entity.

Q12. Explain the rationale behind Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to states) act of 2017. How has COVID-19 impacted the GST compensation fund and created new federal tensions?

Q13. What are the major factors responsible for making rice-wheat system a success? In spite of this success how has this system become bane in India?

Q14. Suggest measures to improve water storage and irrigation system to make its judicious use under depleting scenario.

Q15. COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented devastation worldwide. However, technological advancements are being availed readily to win over the crises. Give an account of how technology was sought to aid management of the Pandemic.

Q16. Describe the benefits of deriving electric energy from sunlight in contrast to the conventional energy generation. What are the initiatives offered by our government for this purpose?

Q17. What are the features of the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) initiated by the government of India?

Q18. Discuss the recent measures initiated in the disaster management by the Government of India departing from the earlier reactive approach.

Q19. What are the determinants of left-wing extremism in the Eastern part of India? What strategy should the Government of India, civil administration and security forces adopt to counter the threat in the affected areas?

Q20. Analyze internal security threats and transborder crimes along Myanmar, Bangladesh and Pakistan borders including Line of Control (LoC). Also, discuss the role played by various security forces in this regard.