Discuss the important aspects of Bismarck’s foreign policy. (10 marks)

Discuss the important aspects of Bismarck’s foreign policy. (10 marks) Approach: Write briefly about Bismarck in the introduction List out important aspects of his foreign policy like Military alliances, national interest, pragmatism etc. Conclude appropriately Model Answer : Model Answer: Bismarck was not only a great statesman, he was also a great diplomat. By using hisContinue reading “Discuss the important aspects of Bismarck’s foreign policy. (10 marks)”

Explain with examples the reformative impact of the age of enlightenment in Europe on the despotic rulers of that period. (15 marks)

Explain with examples the reformative impact of the age of enlightenment in Europe on the despotic rulers of that period. (15 marks) Approach: Introduce with what is referred to as the Age of Enlightenment in Europe Explain how the rulers were influenced by the philosophy of Enlightenment – like Frederick the Great of Prussia, CatherineContinue reading “Explain with examples the reformative impact of the age of enlightenment in Europe on the despotic rulers of that period. (15 marks)”

U.S. ends waiver for India on Iran oil

Headline : U.S. ends waiver for India on Iran oil Details : The News Recently, the United States has decided not to issue any additional Significant Reduction Exceptions (SREs) to existing importers of Iranian oil.   Background Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was signed between Iran and the P5, plus Germany and the EU inContinue reading “U.S. ends waiver for India on Iran oil”

Briefly discuss about the different agricultural regions of India. (10 marks)

Briefly discuss about the different agricultural regions of India. (10 marks) Approach: Introduce with what agricultural regions represent List out the major agriculture regions of India – subheadings either by region name or crop name Conclude appropriately Model Answer : Agricultural region is an area which represents the quality of agricultural land use and its cropping pattern.Continue reading “Briefly discuss about the different agricultural regions of India. (10 marks)”

Give an account of the distribution of different types of soils found in India. (15 marks)

Give an account of the distribution of different types of soils found in India. (15 marks) Approach Introduce with some information on formation of soil Mentioning the factors of classification, enumerate various types of soils and give brief description and distribution of each A map of the distribution of soils is a must Conclude appropriatelyContinue reading “Give an account of the distribution of different types of soils found in India. (15 marks)”

What do you understand by Good Governance? Discuss the main characteristics of good governance. (15 marks)

  Approach: Introduce with the meaning of the term Good Governance. Discuss the key characteristics of good governance. Conclude by pointing out some initiatives taken by the government in this regard. Model Answer : The World Bank popularised the concept of Good Governance in the 1990s. It deals with improving both qualitative and quantitative aspectContinue reading “What do you understand by Good Governance? Discuss the main characteristics of good governance. (15 marks)”

For a civil servant, which is more important – Technical expertise or Moral values? Give logical arguments in support of your view.

For a civil servant, which is more important – Technical expertise or Moral values? Give logical arguments in support of your view. Approach: Introduce with the role of civil services towards serving the society Explain the importance of Technical expertise and Values for a civil servant Evaluate the significance of one vs the other andContinue reading “For a civil servant, which is more important – Technical expertise or Moral values? Give logical arguments in support of your view.”

Present an account of the various forms of diversity seen in India. (10 marks)

Present an account of the various forms of diversity seen in India. (10 marks) Approach: Introduce by highlighting diversity as a characteristic of India Highlight the major forms of diversity, including religion, race, language etc. Conclude with emphasising on unity in diversity. Model Answer : India is considered to be the hotspot of world inContinue reading “Present an account of the various forms of diversity seen in India. (10 marks)”