Civil Services Chronicle February 2020

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UN Refugee Conventions and Global Refugee Crisis

BackgroundAs per the United Nations, world is witnessing the highest levels of displacement with an unprecedented 70.8 million people being forced from their home by conflict and persecution at the end of 2018. Among them are nearly 30 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. There .... Read More
Can Right to Privacy be Breached?

In 21st century, almost everyone is online with their significant personal information online as well. Even if this data is in encrypted format, there are many instances of private data breach in the name of security or any other reason. This creates a tussle between the constitutional right to privacy .... Read More
Citizenship Amendment Act- Social Integration on a Tipping Point

The sea of protesters across the country against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019, is a wake-up call for the government. This is one of the rare issues where people have come together irrespective of existing faultlines to show solidarity with their fellow Indians. At the same time, there is .... Read More
Tribunals: Need Freedom from the Executive

When the Central Government is the largest litigant before the tribunals constituted under various statutes and has an overwhelming say on the appointment process to the tribunals; executive has a controlling authority over diverse facets of the tribunals; it would be destructive of judicial independence which constitutes a basic feature .... Read More
Employment Mobility: Workforce on the Move

According to World Trade Organisation (WTO), International Employment mobility is defined under GATS (General Agreement on Trade in Services) Mode-4. It refers to movement of persons of one WTO member in territory of another WTO member for purpose of providing a service. Also called as Labor Mobility, it refers to .... Read More
Deciphering the State of Indian Economy

Present SituationData released by NSO suggests that GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth for July-September 2019 came down to 4.55%, the slowest since 4th Quarter (Q4) of 2013. An economy’s GDP is normally determined by the sum of 4 indicators as shown below.Government Expenditure: The government expenditure grew by 15.64% and .... Read More

History Of Modern India & Indian National Movement

Mock Test


PART - 3Total Questions: 99

1. Consider the following statements with respect to economic impact of British Rule in India:

  1. Diminishing returns for artisans leading to ruralisation in India.
  2. New zamindars with more power resorted to land grabbing and sub-infeudation resulting into increase in intermediaries and land fragmentation.
  3. Commercialisation of agriculture.
  4. Late development of modern industries such as first cotton mill was setup in 1853 in Surat.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1, 2 and 3 only
1, 3 and 4 only
2 and 3 only
1, 2, 3 and 4