UPSC Mains 2017 GS 3 Hit from IAS4Sure Notes

1. Among several factors for India’s potential growth, savings rate is the most effective one. Do you agree? What are the other factors available for growth potential? (Answer in 150 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/AummudCz0uNDDZryx4gQF12M6F8rFP7lKG0/

This question was only partially covered. A good understanding of Economics is required to answer this question accurately. Our notes covered various factors for growth potential including savings rate but this was indirect.

2. Account for the failure of manufacturing sector in achieving the goal of labour-intensive exports rather than capital-intensive exports. Suggest measures for more labour-intensive rather than capital-intensive exports. (Answer in 150 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/AulhF1MNdydCgpdItvj-3DiJmhgOXIHtxNs/

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Again this aspect was covered across various notes. Textile Sector, Leather Industry, Electronics Manufacturing etc were covered. Answer has to integrate these sectors and why exports from these sectors are sluggish.

3. What are the reasons for poor acceptance of cost effective small processing unit? How the food processing unit will be helpful to uplift the socio-economic status of poor farmers? (Answer in 150 words)

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http://www.evernote.com/l/Aulc8R_ikGFKSpfdEadTkuckOnaqWgXsLzc/

This question can be partially answered from our notes. Second part can be answered from our notes.

4. Stem cell therapy is gaining popularity in India to treat a wide variety of medical conditions including leukaemia, Thallessemia, damaged sornea and several burns. Describe briefly what stem cell therapy is and what advantages it has over other treatments? (Answer in 150 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/AunyLgYvgmxP_Jhb9dUWa5N2PeHsuj0hO8Q/

http://www.evernote.com/l/Auk-fslRPMlOgpxDp3Sod8zSUdE8UjVaa5Q/

Stem Cell is a very hot topic in SnT. Its various applications are also covered in our notes.

5. Not many years ago, river linking was a concept but it is becoming reality in the country. Discuss the advantages of river linking and its possible impact on the environment. (Answer in 150 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/AumWhx9dVDNPtKrCrZsexk9oiSCpslstcfk/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AunoPzc1SbdCFrD8zEApUTx8w7KGw81M41g/

It is a conventional and easy question. Covered in detail in our notes.

6. Discuss the potential threats of Cyber attack and the security framework to prevent it. (Answer in 150 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/Aukdd9v3wm5LYIcq14grQmWqE8bEYwzgT18/

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http://www.evernote.com/l/Aulv75s7B5tFVItCKyl-HLPVB8MN7oiRu7A/

It is covered across several topics in our notes. All aspects of cyber security framework and changes there-in are covered in our notes.

7. The north-eastern region of India has been infested with insurgency for a very long time. Analyze the major reasons for the survival of armed insurgency in this region. (Answer in 150 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/AukNR7_TJwNLF7-6WVsOYrWZ-uL8Di_LxaU/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AukqzZ5FXqJBdIQE8zU3PgDreEJgq8Rj4zU/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AunsgyBf0O9OYqK9KPT6HkrlKxeCfRWUH1s/

Again, this topic is covered in various sub heads like Naga issue, Gorkha issue, Assam insurgency etc.

8. One of the intended objectives of Union Budget 2017-18 is to ‘transform, energize and clean India’. Analyse the measures proposed in the Budget 2017-18 to achieve the objective. (Answer in 250 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/AukwqzM68mFAZ5_OGz734f7TGHezbQcjyUE/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AukzJ6a3PztCB4HvcSXjrWLywOlkTZAoofA/

http://www.evernote.com/l/Auln4TJM0k9Nur3mHArM_KvWSjk7_xOjQ9k/

Various announcement made in Budget are separately covered in our notes.

9. “Industrial growth rate has lagged behind in the overall growth of Gross-Domestic-Product(GDP) in the post-reform period” Give reasons. How far the recent changes is Industrial Policy are capable of increasing the industrial growth rate? (Answer in 250 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/AukDX3OQ1DlLd667m8a61uCiZsc715w9KBU/

http://www.evernote.com/l/Aunasrp0KglCKbkVLcGvTUigEkmewk9lokA/

Many policy changes are made by government. Important changes are covered in our notes. Student has to apply all these announcement in his answer.

10. What are the salient features of ‘inclusive growth’? Has India been experiencing such a growth process? Analyze and suggest measures for inclusive growth. (Answer in 250 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/AulK4E5vdw9AtZOLJGOgDa3yl3rXUME34-I/

It is a very general question which is covered as a general theme in our notes. You should be able to pick good examples from our notes for this question.

11. What are the major reasons for declining rice and wheat yield in the cropping system? How crop diversification is helpful to stabilize the yield of the crop in the system? (Answer in 250 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

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Partially covered in our notes as we don’t cover static part yet. This topic is covered via notes on Punjab crisis, Cotton farmers crisis in Maharashtra, Agricultural issues etc.

12. How do subsidies affect the cropping pattern, crop diversity and economy of farmers? What is the significance of crop insurance, minimum support price and food processing for small and marginal farmers? (Answer in 250 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/AumnVgZpv-RPP4KL6zBseWJlSk2wisK-jmo/

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All the keywords are covered separately in our notes.

13. Give an account of the growth and development of nuclear science and technology in India. What is the advantage of fast breeder reactor programme in India? (Answer in 250 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/AukzuHSJxzRK4JfzRTTzNHovJWHkZn4tJ-4/

First part is not covered in our notes. Second part is well explained in our notes.

14. ‘Climate Change’ is a global problem. How India will be affected by climate change? How Himalayan and coastal states of India will be affected by climate change? (Answer in 250 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/AumoYcC6sGlAbpiorI9NugtAVzSke9duCo8/

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Covered in detail in our notes.

15. On December 2004, tsumani brought havoc on 14 countries including India. Discuss the factors responsible for occurrence of Tsunami and its effects on life and economy. In the light of guidelines of NDMA (2010) describe the mechanisms for preparedness to reduce the risk during such events. (Answer in 250 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

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Covered in detail in our notes. NDMA guidelines are not covered verbatim but its suggestions outcome are covered in our notes.

16. Mob violence is emerging as a serious law and order problem in India. By giving suitable examples, analyze the causes and consequences of such violence. (Answer in 250 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/AunGYood2FpALalu7XTkudLc0KgU2QrSJBo/

http://www.evernote.com/l/Aunj5OaLBTlMOKPw4jFmChOhQZmIeSZ6wv0/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AukxUda-phRMIYd4D42Mp0fHv1Y124R6UyU/

This topic is well covered. You should be able to pick good examples also like Dadri incident, Sharanpur violence etc.

17. The scourge of terrorism is a grave challenge to national security. What solutions do you suggest to curb this growing menace? What are the major sources of terrorist funding? (Answer in 250 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/AunUG_o1vhJFwaElVTwnxPSjS9Y-efjelRk/

http://www.evernote.com/l/Aun5fT329wlCr7PjqAQVPirK_Ch-Gah5xls/

This is an easy and conventional question. Covered well in our notes across various topics.