30th August : GS Writing Challenge

30th August : GS Writing Challenge

30th August : GS Writing Challenge

30th August : GS Writing Challenge 

Q1. Discus  PM’s Jan Dhan Yojana and challenges ahead. 200 Words
Q2. India is a secular country. Post independence India faced many challenges. Discuss.
Q3. Supreme court activism in recent path has increased. Elaborate possible threats and impact of judicial activism.  200 Words. 
Q4. India’s preparedness in defense depends on transfer of technology rather than buying of defense equipments. Comment.
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30th August

30th August

Q5. Critically analyse potential in bilateral relationship of India with Japan.
Q6. What are the challenges in implementing new Corporate Governance Norms and why many corporates are worried? Critically analyze

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New Syllabus and Pattern for IAS Main Exam 2014

General Studies -II: 250 Marks (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)

• Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.

• Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.

• Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.

• Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries

• Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these

• Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.

• Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.

• Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

• Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

• Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

• Development processes and the development industry the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders

• Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

• Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

• Issues relating to poverty and hunger.

• Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.

• Role of civil services in a democracy.

• India and its neighborhood-relations.

• Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

• Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian Diaspora.

• Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.

Syllabus and Pattern for IAS Main

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