Previous Year Paper 2016 General Studies 1 (GS1)adminJanuary 27, 2019January 30, 2019 Share0 Question 1. Early Buddhist Stupa-art, while depicting folk motifs and narratives successfully expounds Buddhist ideals. Elucidate. Question 2 Krishnadeva Raya, the King of Vijayanagar, was not only an accomplished scholar himself but was also a great patron of learning and literature. Discuss. Question 3 Explain how the Uprising of 1857 constitutes an important watershed in the evolution of British policies towards colonial India. Question 4 Discuss the role of women in the freedom struggle especially during the Gandhian phase. Question 5 Highlight the differences in the approach of Subhash Chandra Bose and Mahatma Gandhi in the struggle for freedom. Question 6 Has the formation of linguistic States strengthened the cause of Indian Unity? Question 7 The anti-colonial struggles in West Africa were led by the new elite of Western-educated Africans. Examine. Question 8 To what extent globalization has influenced the core of cultural diversity in India? Explain. Question 9 An essential condition to eradicate poverty is to liberate the poor from deprivation.” Substantiate this statement with suitable examples. 7+5.5 marks Question 10 Why are the tribals in India referred to as the Scheduled Tribes? Indicate the major provisions enshrined in the Constitution of India for their upliftment. 4.5+8 marks Question 11 With a brief background of quality of urban life in India, introduce the objectives and strategy of the ‘Smart City Programme’. 4.5+8 marks Question 12 What is the basis of regionalism? Is it that unequal distribution of benefits of development on regional basis eventually promotes regionalism? Substantiate your answer. 3.5 + 9 marks Question 13 Discuss the concept of air mass and explain its role in macro-climatic changes. Question 14 “The Himalayas are highly prone to landslides.” Discuss the causes and suggest suitable measures of mitigation. Question 15 The effective management of land and water resources will drastically reduce the human miseries. Explain Question 16 South China Sea has assumed great geopolitical significance in the present context. Comment. Question 17 Major cities of India are becoming more vulnerable to flood conditions. Discuss Question 18 Present an account of the Indus Water Treaty and examine its ecological, economic and political implications in the context of changing bilateral relations. Question 19 Enumerate the problems and prospects of inland water transport in India. Question 20 In what way micro-watershed Development projects help in water conservation in drought prone and semi-arid regions of India.