Debate over the National Character of the Revolt 1857

Historians remain divided on whether the rebellion can properly be considered a war of Indian independence or not, although it is popularly considered to be one, particularly in India. Arguments against A united did not exist at the time in political terms; The rebellion remained confined to the ranks of the Bengal Army (which nonethless …

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OAS Mains Q&A: Examine the difference between equality and liberty as a state’s objective?

Question Examine the difference between equality and liberty as a state’s objective? Sample Answer 1. Introduce the concept of equality and freedom (60 words)2. Elaborate on how equality needs a positive interventionist state (50 words)3. Elaborate on how liberty requires minimal state (50 words)4. Conclusion (40 words) Answer Approach Equality is defined as the absence …

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OAS Mains Q&A: Landslides and Mass Movements

Subject: General Studies Paper-I Geography of India & Environment and Ecological Issues Question What are the different causes of Landslides? Suggest different measures to mitigate the menace of landslides and mass movements. Sample Answer Landslides are a regular natural hazard experienced in the hilly and mountainous areas all over the world. These are a type …

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OAS Mains Q&A: Man-animal conflict

Question Give an account of causes and consequences of Man-animal conflict. Suggest few preventive measures Sample Answer Man-animal conflict simply refers to the interaction between man and animal and resultant negative impact on man and his resources or animal and its habitat. Kinds of Man-animal conflicts According to TERI University, the incidents of Man-Animal Conflicts …

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OAS Mains Q&A: Natural Gas Marketing Reforms

Context On 7th October, 2020, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved ‘Natural Gas Marketing Reforms’, taking another significant step to move towards gas based economy. (Source: PIB) Question Recently CCEA approved Natural Gas Marketing Reforms. Highlight its Key Points and Significance Sample Answer The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Shri …

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