Indian Forest Service Exam 2013 UPSC mains Question paper

Q1: Answer all five (8×5=40) Briefly highlight the contribution of Mauryas in the spread of Buddhism. Write a short note on the administration of Sher Shah Suri. Discuss ancient India’s trade with China. Write about the efforts of Congress party to solve the problems of Peasants during pre-independence period. Describe

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[hindu] Health workers are unaware of contact screening and preventive therapy in children below five years in households with newly diagnosed active TB patients The Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) that came into being in 1997 has to its credit some enviable accomplishments. For instance, it achieved country-wide coverage

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If the Adani group is allowed to continue its development projects in Kutch simply by ‘compensating’ for their ecological damage, the Centre will set a dangerous precedent that lets money power trump environmental regulations The Adani Group may be fined Rs.200 crore for a series of environmental violations committed by

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When a death sentence is given to satisfy the “collective conscience of the community,” it raises troubling questions about the fairness of the trial The verdict of death for the bestial gang rape in Delhi last December is based on Supreme Court judgments, which stipulate that capital punishment will be

Calling for a bit of caution

The proposed disinvestment of Coal India Limited must take into account commitments under India’s bilateral investment treaties The government of India has announced its intention to sell five per cent stake in Coal India Limited (CIL). It is expected that the process will formally commence in the first week of