Civil Services Chronicle April 2020

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Changing Dynamics of India’s Act East Policy

Journey from Look East Policy to Act East Policy Look East Policy emerged as an important foreign policy initiative of India in the post-Cold War period. It was launched in 1991 by the Narasimha Rao government with the aim of developing political contacts, increasing economic integration and forging security cooperation with .... Read More
Repercussions of Coronavirus Across Global Economy

An outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) that originated in Wuhan (China) has spread throughout China and to 31 other countries and territories (in other parts of Asia, Europe, South America, and the United States). By last week of February 2020, more than 81,000 cases have been confirmed worldwide, and .... Read More
Section 124A: Time to Amend or Annul?

“Section 124A, under which I am happily charged, is perhaps the prince among the political sections of the Indian Penal Code designed to suppress the liberty of the citizen.”The above statement by Mahatma Gandhi on being charged under section 124A of IPC in 1922 vehemently summarizes the understanding freedom fighters .... Read More
The USA-Taliban Deal: Analysis through Indian Lens

The USA signed a historic deal with Taliban on 29th February, 2020, which is touted to be a step towards ending 18-years long war. The war which consumed 2000 US armed personnel and 50000 Afghanistan civilians finally seems to have .... Read More
Agro-Based Industries – A Sunrise Sector

Agro-based industries consist of processing, preservation and preparation of agricultural production for intermediate and final consumption. It is Industrialization of Agriculture eventually leading to a new industrial sector. As per International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), these include agro-industrial production under manufacture/processing of food, beverages and tobacco, textiles, wearing apparels, leather .... Read More
Arc of Equality Extended to Women Officers with Permanent Commission

The recent decision of Supreme Court about granting permanent commission to women officers has received wide publicity. In an unprecedented move, the court has brought women officers in 10 streams of the Army at par with their male counterparts in all respects, setting aside longstanding objections of the government. The .... Read More
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Mock Test


Part- 5Total Questions: 100

1. Consider the following significant events during the rule of Warren Hastings:

  1. Powers of jurisdiction between the Governor General-in-council and the Supreme Court of Calcutta were clearly demarcated.
  2. The collector was debarred from magisterial responsibility and was only responsible for revenue administration.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
Model Solved Paper Mains 2020