UPSC Mains 2017 GS 1 Hit from IAS4Sure Notes

GS 1

1. How does the Juno Mission of NASA help to understand the origin and evolution of the Earth? (150 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes : https://www.evernote.com/shard/s745/sh/5730bf88-2a10-445b-ba48-f23faa67af13/6ed4ad8c99777210

Our Short notes covered Basics of Juno which should be written in short in answer. Also, our notes covered objectives of Juno like ” Jupiter’s composition, gravity field, magnetic field, and polar magnetosphere” ; ” The primary goals of the mission are to find out whether Jupiter has a solid core, how its atmosphere and magnetosphere formed, and whether there is water in the gas cloud shrouding the planet”. All these are an effort to understand evolution of earth and universe.

2. “Inspite of adverse environmental impact, coal mining is still inevitable for development”. Discuss (150 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes : 

http://www.evernote.com/l/Aukov85_aQRLaZFSsvXs4VBg0Me_If2xkwM/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AumRLj1kgP5JDoyUT7jVxV1J42NIYjl70A4/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AulXkFj7lP5IFpcy6jvsDqgDXeoCGaiNGII/

Our notes covered how coal based power plants are  needed, why replacing it will be difficult and costly, how renewables will face challenges and how we can continue using coal with technological interventions.

3. Mention the advantages of the cultivation of pulses because of which the year 2016 was declared as the International Year of Pulses by United Nations. (150 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/Aum8U2WUwtRP8qpyMl6i_NJaDFv3XQrsJSs/

Our notes covered this topic indirectly. So it could be answered partially if student didn’t read any other source.

4. How does the cryosphere affect global climate? (150 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes:

http://www.evernote.com/l/AumZwUiduYdG8IPo2hu_o32cnzMLGfvEhic/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AunfowVY6X5Hn7AskgLX0-sxOu1Ng4LJD4A/

5. What are the two major legal initiatives by the State since Independence addressing discrimination against Scheduled Tribes(STs)? (150 words) (250 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes: 

http://www.evernote.com/l/Auk18YJPco5J2bestgfiaibO9y42_8OJekI/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AukioJZdfTlNF4cZGgw65RG332_HOkgCc-o/

This is topic is covered in various separate notes. 2 of the notes are given above. Others are covered in Mining Issues, Local Governance issues etc.

6. The spirit of tolerance and love is not only an interesting feature of Indian society from very early times, but it is also playing an important part at the present. Elaborate. (250 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes: 

http://www.evernote.com/l/AunOcuwIoUFAiKfIX-UlG2tF2bSr8k_t-H0/

This is a very general question and this is covered in several of our notes on security, communalism and ethics etc.

7. In what way can floods be converted into a sustainable source of irrigation and all-weather inland navigation in India? (250 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes: 

http://www.evernote.com/l/AumCMsFdNDJByICGJZwVtjFbO_6N1bHbVO0/

This question is partially covered. Most of the information is in above article but it has to be linked with irrigation and inland navigation.

8. What characteristics can be assigned to monsoon climate that succeeds in feeding more than 50 percent of the world population residing in Monsoon Asia? (250 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes: 

http://www.evernote.com/l/Aumad3iO_ANG278VOVZYM1fAjRAdp33z_XM/

http://www.evernote.com/l/Aunut3LJ8EJASK3m5AynzzQYFx104Y98gOU/

9. “The growth of cities as I.T. hubs has opened up new avenues of employment, but has also created new problems”. Substantiate this statement with examples (250 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes: 

http://www.evernote.com/l/AumpZeBBThtJN56Mbo-prapya3pbmfFOliw/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AukuHaxIKktL4oORkEsfVyvsnnlfmpDtRKQ/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AunAR73EsHVE2ZH0CREzTQd5QsuJ85vhCvI/

http://www.evernote.com/l/Aul2VJPgbWtMiYGQaD9LCaNaOvFKObSWZ2k/