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Previous Year Question & Answers | UPSC Mains 2019

Q. Examine the linkages between 19th centuries ‘Indian renaissance’ and the emergence of national identity. Answer: The 19th centuries reform movements sought to remove social evils which divided the Indian society; this had the effect of bringing different sections together and proved to be an important factor in the growth of Indian nationalism. Linkages between […]

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Q. Highlight the Central Asian and Greco-Bactrian elements in the Gandhara Art?  Answer: Gandhara art, style of Buddhist visual art that developed in what is now northwestern Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan between the 1st century BCE and the 7th century CE. The style, of Greco-Roman origin, seems to have flourished largely during the Kushan dynasty […]

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Previous Year Question & Answers | UPSC Mains 2020

Q. How far do you think cooperation, competition and confrontation have shaped the nature of federation in India? Cite some recent examples to validate your answer.  (Answer in 150 words) Answer: A federal government is one in which powers are divided between the national government and the regional governments by the Constitution itself. India is […]

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Previous Year Question & Answers | APSC Mains 2016

Q. Write a short note on Gamosa and its significance in Assamese society? Answer: Gamosa is one of the most easily recognisable cultural symbols of the Assamese people. cotton yarn is the most common material for making/weaving gamosas. The word gamosa is derived from the Kamrupi word gamsa, the cloth used to cover the Bhagavad […]

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Previous Year Question & Answers | UPSC Mains 2020 (GS-III)

Q1. Define potential GDP and explain its determinants. What are the factors that have been inhibiting India from realizing its potential GDP?   Answer: Most economists and governments use Gross Domestic Product, also known as GDP, or real GDP. GDP represents the total market value of all the goods and services produced by a state […]

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Previous Year Question & Answers | UPSC Mains 2020

Q. COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented devastation worldwide. However, technological advancements are being availed readily to win over the crisis. Give an account of how technology was sought to aid the management of the pandemic. (Answer in 250 words) Answer: The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic loss of human life worldwide and presents […]

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APSC/UPSC Previous Year Question & Answers 2020

Q1. How have digital initiatives in India contributed to the functioning of the education system in the country? Elaborate on your answer. (Answer in 250 words) Marks-15 To universalize digital education across the wide spectrum of schools from prenursery to higher secondary classes, many projects to assist teachers, scholars and students in their pursuit of […]

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Previous Year Question & Answers | UPSC Mains 2020

Q. “Recent amendments to the Right to Information Act will have a profound impact on the autonomy and independence of the Information Commission”. Discuss? (Answer in 150 words) Answer: The Right to Information (Amendment) Act, 2019 has made amendment in the status, salary and tenure of the Central Information Commissioners (CICs) and State Information Commissioners. […]

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