Current General Studies (CGS) Archive

2017-Mains CGS-3 {January 9, 2017}

Model Questions Examine the possible implications of the policy of reservation of jobs for local residents of a state on labour mobility and economy in general. “Personal genomics can play a very promising role in the field of health sector around the world in future”. What do you understand by personal genomics and how does

2017-CGS-2: December 26, 2016 to January 2, 2017

Mains Model Questions India’s Border Area Development Programme (BADP) not only provides comprehensive approach to Border Management, but also focuses on socio-economic development of the people living in border areas. Critically discuss the success and failures of this programme with respect to India’s borders on eastern and western front. How the technology developments are useful

2017-CGS-1: December 20 to 25, 2016

Articles / Monographs Key Scientific Inventions of 2016 [For Prelims] The role of science in inventions cannot be overlooked. From the spinning wheel and the steam engine to modern warfare and supercomputers, science and technology has profoundly influenced human civilization. Scientific revolutions have gained speed and have become more and more advanced  with every passing century, that

CGS-25 to 30: GS Mains 2016 [Part-2: Questions & Answers]

This is the second part of CGS-25-30. This part has 100 questions and answers on current issues and topics including select topics from our previous CGS Modules and has been written keeping revision of major topics within less time. Pro-Kabaddi What changes have taken place in Kabaddi over the ages? What contribution has been of

CGS-25 to 30: 200 Topics for GS Mains 2016 [Part-1]

Topic 1. SAARC Minus Pakistan SAARC, the economic and geopolitical group of eight South Asian countries viz. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, is going through a crucial phase in current times. Amid deteriorating Indo-Pak relations, government of India’s decision to skip the SAARC summit; and similar follow up by other

CGS-24: July 16, 2016 to August 10, 2016

Model Questions Critically examine the advantages and risks for India from the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Do you agree with the view that joining RCEP can be more fruitful for India with respect to its manufacturing goods in comparison to services? Give arguments. While explaining the four modes of services under General Agreement

CGS-23: July, 1 – 15, 2016

Model Questions Despite several advantages, the researchers are yet to create commercially viable nuclear fusion reactors to produce energy. Explain various reasons. With reference to nuclear energy, differentiate between the Boiling Water Reactors (BWR), Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR) and Heavy Water Reactors. Which of them is more popular and why? What do you understand by

CGS-22 [Mains-3] June, 11 to June 30, 2016

Model Questions The Payment Bank model seems to not working well as some of the private license holders have surrendered their licensees in recent times. Discuss. What are the potential advantages of India Post Payment Bank has over private players? “There is an existing prejudice and stereotype that portray African nationals as lawless and immoral

CGS-21 [Mains-2] May 16 to June 10, 2016

Model Questions Differentiate between a Virtual Network Operator and a Network Service Operator? What are the possible implications of recent approval for entry of VNOs in India on (1) consumers (2) government (3) telecom industry? Discuss. While keeping in focus the NCSC/NCST, NHRC and NCM, critically examine if having a constitutional status affects functioning of

CGS-20 [Mains-1]: April 20 to May 15, 2016

Model Questions Critically examine the reasons behind low female judge ratio in India. Can reservation for women in judiciary solve this problem? Justify. While enumerating the parameters of ranking in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) adopted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), critically examine importance of such rankings. Tax amnesty schemes in India