Mains-Daily Questions


Jun 10, 2016

Qn. (1)

Is culling of wild animals a solution to the man-animal conflict? Critically comment.

Qn. (2)

Explain briefly about Ken-Betwa river linking project. What are the concerns by the environmentalists against the project?

Qn. (3)

What is Google Street? What are the avenues that the Government could exploit using such technology? Why such service is objected by India?

Qn. (4)

List the five-point strategy to end AIDS prescribed by the Indian Government at the UN General Assembly meeting. Critically examine the intiatives taken by the Government of India to control AIDS.


Jun 09, 2016

Qn. (1)

What are the criteria set by the Indian Meteorological Department to define a monsoon? Why there are wide variations in the monsoon predictions by the IMD and other private weather agencies?

Qn. (2)

“The Censor Board should confine itself to the assessment of the viewability of the films and not their content”–Comment.

Qn. (3)

Despite technological advancement in the field of medicine, people still turn to unscientific treatments like feeding untested medicines through live fish etc. Critically analyse the various reasons behind such behaviour of the people.

Qn. (4)

With India becoming third largest oil consumer, explain the disadvantages that India could face for depending on the oil for majority of its energy needs.


Jun 08, 2016

Qn. (1)

What is MTCR? Why India wants to join the same and what are the roadblocks faced by India in doing so?

Qn. (2)

In your opinion, give a brief assessment of the Indian Government’s efforts in curbing black money.

Qn. (3)

With Services sector as the major contributor to the Gross Domestic Product of India, discuss whether the proposed Trade Facilitation Agreement on Services at the WTO-level would further the economic interests of our country.

Qn. (4)

Nowadays, women taken up unconventional jobs like cab drivers, security guards, delivery executives etc. Can this be seen as a signal of women empowerment? Justify your view.


Jun 07, 2016

Qn. (1)

Explain with suitable examples that the Centre-State division opened in the Ministry of External Affairs for the promotion of States in foreign affairs, has facilitated many States in India in forging direct ties with various African countries in the recent past.

Qn. (2)

Critically examine whether the new rules of conduct framed by the High Court of Madras for the lawyers would silence the voice of the lawyers by curbing their rights.

Qn. (3)

Briefly describe the merits and demerits of Foreign Direct Investment in Retail sector in India.


Jun 06, 2016

Qn. (1)

“Wetlands are one of the vital sources of water. But, we have failed to recognise the importance of wetland conservation as much as the efforts made to conserve other water resources”–Analyse.

Qn. (2)

“Tiger Express”, a tourist train to spread awareness of tiger conservation has been launched by the Government. Briefly explain how this would promote the conservation of wild life, when people are allowed to carry out safari in the wild animal’s habitat.

Qn. (3)

What is 3D printing? Explain how the technology has revolutionised the manufacturing sector?


Jun 05, 2016

Qn. (1)

India’s health care requires a radical transformation with a major overhaul of the primary care system coupled with a huge step-up in government health spending. Comment.

Qn. (2)

Critically examine the statement “India is deficient in making public spaces more accesible for the differently abled people”.

Qn. (3)

What is IUCN Red List? How are the species categorised under the list? List some of the Indian species as per the categories of the list.


Jun 04, 2016

Qn.(1)

Can the new draft bills namely ‘National Water Framework Bill’ and ‘Model Bill for conservation, protection, regulation and management of groundwater’ guarantee the citizens their right to safe water? Discuss.

Qn.(2)

With the forecast of the Indian Meteorological Department for an above normal rainfall, it is vital to strengthen the water retention and storage infrastructure and to take preventive measures to mitigate flood situations. Suggest a few measures for the same.

Qn.(3)

Critically examine the need for a membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group for India.


Jun 03, 2016

Qn. (1)

With the Indian Metereological Department predicting excess rainfall during the ensuing monsoons, suggest measures and strategies to capitalise the abundant rainfall.

Qn. (2)

What is meant by “The Hague Code of Conduct”. Explain briefly how it is relevant to India?

Qn. (3)

India and the United States have signed an agreement to share data on terrorists, though objections were raised in the past by various security agencies of India? Will such an agreement will strengthen or compromise the security of India?


Jun 02, 2016

Qn. (1)

Comment whether the Government’s proposal to hire talent from private sector would turn around the Public Sector Undertakings?

Qn. (2)

Explain how the India Post Payment Bank would assist the Government in achieving greater financial inclusion.

Qn. (3)

“Disproportionate assets is not a crime. It is only a crime if it is proved that the source of money is illegal.” Analyse the statement.


Jun 01, 2016

Qn. (1)

Tobacco farmers and traders have objected to the Government’s directive of large graphic health warnings on tobacco products. Should the economic interests be considered over the health of the country? Comment.

Qn. (2)

Explain briefly about the newly implemented ‘Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme’. Why such a scheme is necessary when the disputes are already pending at appropriate forums?

Qn. (3)

Though the comedians have the freedom of expression to mock the politicians and celebrities for fun, the socio-political culture of India is still not open to such Western-style comedy. Justify your view of the statement.