UPSC Civil Services Mains 2019 GS 3 Question Paper

Answer in 150 Words

  1. Enumerate the indirect taxes which have been subsumed in the goods and service taxes (GST) in India.Also, comment on the revenue implications of GST introduced in India since July 2017.
  2. Do you agree with the view that steady GDP growth and low inflation have left the Indian economy in good shape? give reasons in support of your arguments.
  3. How far is integrated farming system (IFS) helpful in sustaining agricultural production?
  4. Elaborate the impact of national watershed project in increasing agricultural production from water stressed areas?
  5. how was India benefited from the contributions of Sir M. Visvesvaraya and Dr. M.S.Swaminathan in the fields of water engineering and agricultural science respectively?
  6. what is India’s plan to have its own space station and how will it benefit our space program?
  7. Coastal sand mining, whether legal or illegal, poses one of the biggest threats to our environment. Analyze the impact of sand mining along the lndian coasts,Citing  specific examples.
  8. Vulnerability is an essential element for defining disaster impacts and its threats to people. How and in what ways can vulnerability to disasters be characterized? Discuss different types of vulnerability with reference to disasters.
  9. The banning of ‘Jamaat-e-Islami’ in Jammu and Kashmir brought into focus the role of over-ground workers (OGWs) in assisting terrorist organizations. Examine the role played by OGWs in assisting terrorist organizations in insurgency affected areas. Discuss measures to neutralize influence of OGWs.
  10. What is CyberDome Project? Explain how it can be useful in control internet crimes in India.

Answer in 250 Words

  1. It is argued that the strategy of inclusive growth is intended to meet the objectives of inclusiveness and sustainability together. Comment on this statement.
  2. The public expenditure management is a challenge to the Government o f India in the context of budget making during the post-liberalization period. Clarify it.
  3. What are the reformative steps taken by the Government to Make food grain distribution system more effective?
  4. Elaborate the policy taken by the Government of India to meet the challenges of the food processing sector. 
  5. how is Government of India protecting the traditional knowledge of medicine from patenting by pharmaceutical companies?
  6. How can biotechnology help to improve the living standards of farmers?
  7. define the concept of carrying capacity of an ecosystem as relevant to an environment. explain how understanding this concept is vital while planning for sustainable development of a region?
  8. .disaster preparedness is the first step in any disaster management process explain how hazard zonation mapping will help disaster mitigation in the case of landslides
  9. Indian government has recently strengthened the anti terrorism laws by amending the unlawful activities (prevention) act (UAPA)1967 and the NIA act.Analyse the changes in the context of prevailing security environment while discussing the scope and reason for opposing the UAPA by human rights organisations.
  10. Cross-border movement of insurgents is only one of the several security challenges facing the policing for the border in North east India .Examine the various challenges currently emanating across the India Myanmar border.Also discuss the steps to counter the challenges.

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