Sunday, December 7, 2014

Strategy for GS-2

"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength."

— Mohandas Gandhi

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Approach Towards GS Paper-2 (Mains)

General Studies Paper-2 Broadly Comprised of Four Parts:

·        Polity & Constitution of India

·        International Relations

·        Governance & Social Justice

·        Year Book / Planning / Development

As Per the Schedules of CSE Mantra we are going to spend 5 Weeks for GS Mains Paper-2. No One Can Complete 100% of Syllabus within this Stipulated time, but we will try our level best to complete at least of 70%. “Where There is a Will

There is a Way.” Just have Strong Dedication towards your Goal and Spend minimum of 8 hours per day for your studies.

Don’t Ever Lose Hope, Nothing is Impossible . . . . You Can Do It . . .

Study in such a way that you are having only one attempt so however I have to crack exam at any cost this year.

We are here to help you and we will try our level best to Motivate, Guide and Inspire You in as many ways as Possible.

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Before Going to Start Up With GS Paper-2 let us have brief analysis of 2013 Paper once .
UPSC GS Paper-2 (Mains)

1.     Polity and Constitution of India – 80 M

·        Indian Constitution (40 Marks)

·        Fedaralism (30 Marks)

·        Statutory Bodies (10 Marks)

2.     Year Book/ Planning / Development – 70 M

·        Welfare Schemes (50 Marks)

·        NGO / SHG / Pressure Group (20 Marks)

3.     Transparecny and Good Governance – 20 Marks

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4.     International Relations / Diplomacy – 80 M

·        Neighbours – 60 Marks

·        Policies of Countries – 10 Marks

·        International Organizations – 10 Marks

Before Going to Start Up with Preparation Everyone Go Through

·        NCERT X – Democratic Politics

·        NCERT XI – Indian Constitution at Work

·        NCERT XII – Political Science II

These NCERT’s will be Covered in Three Days and after completion of these books we will be Moving to Weekly Schedules and the Table of Contents along with Sub-Contents are Clearly Mentioned Below and no need to worry after seeing those many contents . We will Plan up in better manner so that we are going to complete 75% of Contents within 5 weeks (if not so will be extended for another week).

Nothing to Worry Regarding Materials and Text Books , We will Upload Daily according to Schedules. Hope It will be like Spoon Feeding for you all. The Thing You Have to Do is just Spending Minimum of 8 Hours per day and have Storng Dedication Towards your Goal and say “YES I CAN , YES I WILL.”

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List Of Contents and Sub-Contents in GS Paper-2 :

1.     Indian Constitution - Historical Underpinnings, Evolution, Features, Amendments, Significant Provision & Basic Structure

Need to Know

Historical underpinnings

·         Indian Constitution Act 1909, Government of India Act 1935

·         Cripps mission, Cabinet mission, Mountbatten plan, Indian Independence Act 1947 Evolution

·         Sources from which the Constitution of India was drawn

·         Constituent Assembly of India, Drafting committee, Adoption of the constitution Features

·         Details of the chapters, schedules, articles in the constitution

·         Preamble to the Constitution Significant Provisions

·         Citizenship, Territory

·         Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles of State Policy

·         Writ Petitions

·         Schedules in the Constitution G Emergency Provisions Amendments

·         Amendment of the Constitution: Different Methods, Ar-368

·         Important Amendments—18th, 24th, 42nd, 44th, 52nd, 61st , 73rd,74th, 86th, 91st,97th etc.

Basic Structure

·         Basic structure theory—Evolution of the concept through a series of Supreme Court Judgments as in the KesavanandaBharati Case, Minerva Mill case etc

·         Features pointed out by various judges to constitute the basic structure of the constitution.

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Good to Know

·         The Preamble and Fundamental Duties by heart

·         Significant Article numbers such as citizenship, fundamental rights, amendments, election provisions, money bill, finance commission, UPSC etc.

·         To be able to identify which subject falls under which list: Union/State/Concurrent

·         Special status of Jammu and Kashmir

Great to Know

·         National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution Report by Justice M.N.Venkatachaliah.

·         Landmark judgements delivered by the Supreme Court in cases pertaining to Constitution of India

2.     Functions & Responsibilities of the Union & the States, Issues & Challenges Pertaining to the Federal Structure, Evolution of Powers and Finances upto Local Levels and Challenges

Need to Know

·         Constitutional division of power between the Centre and the States

·         Legislature, Executive and Judicial functions – Central Government and State Government

·         Centre-State Administrative, Legislative and Financial relations

·         Emergency powers and Residual powers

·         Provisions relating to Panchayati Raj Institutions and powers bestowed upon them

·         Financial allocation to PRIs and their functioning

·         Power to impose taxation and financial resources of PRIs

·         Finance Commission: constitution, functions

Good to Know

·         Cooperative federalism

·         Inter-state Council, National Planning Commission, NDC

·         Role of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India

·         Panchayat Finance Commission

·         Social Audit, role of Gram Sabha

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Great to Know

·         Reports of Sarkaria Commission, Punchhi Commission, Administrative Reforms Commission on Centre State Relations

·         73rd and 74th Amendment Acts in detail

3.     Separation of Powers between Various Organs, Dispute Redressal Mechanisms & Institutions

Need to Know

·         Article 50 of Indian Constitution

·         Relationship between Legislature, Executive and Judiciary

·         Independence of judiciary and Judicial review

·         Right to Information Act 2005

·         Office of the Chief Information Commissioner and effectiveness

Good to Know

·         Judicial activism and Public Interest Litigation

·         Whistle Blower Protection

·         Role of Civil Society in grievance redressal

·         Delegated Legislation

·         Administrative adjudication, Administrative tribunal

Great to Know

·        Theory of Separation of Powers by Montesquieu in Spirit of Laws

·       Comparison with organs of the state in other countries

4. Comparison of Indian Constitutional Scheme with that of Other Countries

Need to Know

·         Compare and contrast constitutions of India with that of notable countries such as USA, UK, France, Switzerland, Japan, Canada, Australia and China

·         UK: Constitutional Monarchy+ Parliamentary system of government

·         USA: Liberal Democracy + Presidential form of Government

·         France: Parliamentary and Presidential system of Government
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·         Switzerland: Plural Executive Devices of Direct democracy

·         Japan: Parliamentary System of Government

·         Canada: Constitutional Monarchy + Quasi federal state

·         Australia: Commonwealth + Federal state

·         Peoples Republic of China: Single Party System + Democratic Centralism

Good to Know

Consider the following features of each country while comparing the constitutions:

·         Type of Government

·         Type of Election

·         Powers of the Head of the State

·         Powers of the Parliament

·         Separation of Powers

·         Roles of the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary

·         Federalism or Centralism

·         Amendment features

·         Effectiveness of the working of the Constitution till date

Great to Know

·         Identify and tabulate all the countries with their respective constitutional schemes. However we presume that it would be sufficient to examine in detail, the constitutional schemes of the aforesaid countries.

·         Distinctive features of the constitutions of other countries, if any that could be tried or adopted in India: eg- Right to Recall

5.     Parliament & State legislatures; Structure, Functioning, Conduct of Business, Powers & Privileges and Issues Arising

Need to Know

·         Union Parliament: Constitution

·         Composition, functions and powers of the Council of States (RajyaSabha)

·         Composition, functions and powers of the House of the People (LokSabha)

·         Election to the two houses of the Parliament: territorial constituencies for LokSabha and Proportional Representation for the RajyaSabha

·         Duration and Sessions of both the Houses

·         Joint Sessions of Parliament
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·         Qualifications/ Disqualifications for membership to Parliament

·         Powers, privileges, salaries, immunities of the Members

·         Office of the Speaker of the LokSabha and Chairman of the RajyaSabha: Powers and Duties

·         Legislative procedure: Ordinary Bills, Money Bills, Financial Bills, Bills for Constitutional Amendment

·         State Legislatures: Structure, functions and powers

·         Bicameral and Unicameral State Legislatures

·         Qualifications/disqualifications, Privileges of the Members to the State Legislature

·         Comparison between Union and State Legislature

Good to Know

·         Consolidated Fund of India

·         Contingency Fund of India

·         Committee on Estimates

·         Committee on Public Accounts

·         Other Parliamentary Committees

·         Governor’s Power of Veto and Ordinance making power as compared to that of the

President of India

Great to Know

·         How to resolve a deadlock between the two houses

·         Legislative control over Executive

·         Empowered Group of Ministers

·         MPLADS scheme

·         The State Legislature of Jammu & Kashmir

·         Administration of Union Territories

6.Structure, Organization & Functioning of the Executive, Judiciary, Ministries & Departments of the Government, Pressure Groups, Formal & Informal Associations and their role in the Polity

Need to Know

·         The Prime Minister and the Prime Minister’s office: Organisational Set up and the

Changing Role of the PMO over the years

·         Union Cabinet, Council of Ministers, Cabinet Secretariat

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·         Central Secretariat: Evolution, Composition, Functions, Tenure System, Staffing Scheme, Critical Appraisal

·         Ministries and Departments: Organization, Functions, Attached subordinate or advisory

·         Offices

·         Boards and Commissions in India

·         Supreme Court – High Courts – Subordinate Courts: Jurisdiction, Composition, Functions G Pressure groups in India, Interest groups

Good to Know

·         Ministry of Home, Finance, Defence, External Affairs, Personnel in detail National Security Council, National Security Advisory Board

·         N G O’s and their influence in Public Policy formulation

Great to Know

·         Collegium system of Judicial Appointment

·         Composition, functions of the Major Boards and Commissions in India

·         The Judicial Accountability Bill

7.Salient Features of the Representation of the People’s Act

Need to Know

·         Representation of Peoples Act 1950

·         Representation of Peoples Act 1951

·         Conduct of Election Rules 1961

·         Election Commission of India, State Election Commissions and their role

Good to Know

·         Challenges of democracy

·         Partisan Politics and Coalition Governments

Great to Know

·         Important clauses on election rules such as criteria to be recognized as a political party, symbols that could be used for elections etc

·         Election Reforms: proposed/needed in India

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8.Appointment to Various Constitutional Posts, Powers, Functions & Responsibilities of Various Constitutional Bodies

Constitutional Posts

·         President of India Article- 54 to 65

·         Vice President of India Article- 66

·         Governor of the State Article- 158

·         Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities Article- 350B

·         Comptroller and Auditor General of India Article- 148

·         Attorney General of India Article- 76

·         Advocate General of the State Article- 165

Constitutional Bodies

·         Election Commission Article- 324 G Union Public Service Commission Article- 315

·         State Public Service Commission Article- 315 to 323 Finance Commission Article- 280

·         National Commission for Scheduled Castes Article- 338

·         National Commission for Scheduled Tribes Article-338A

9.Statutory, Regulatory and Various Quasi-Judicial Bodies Statutory Bodies (The number indicates the year in which the act was passed by the Parliament Constituting the Respective Body)


·         Railway Board- 1905

·         University Grants Commission- 1956

·         Central Board of Direct Taxes- 1963

·         Central Board of Excise and Customs- 1963

·         National Commission for Women- 1992

·         National Commission for Minorities- 1992

·         National Human Rights Commission- 1993

·         State Human Rights Commission- 1993
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·         National Commission for Backward Classes- 1993

·         National Commission for SafaiKarmacharis- 1994

·         Central Vigilance Commission- 1964 (made statutory in 2003)

·         Central Information Commission- 2005

·         State Information Commission- 2005

·         National Commission for Protection of Child Rights- 2007

Regulatory Bodies

Of all the regulatory bodies in India, the most important ones are the following (which have also been made statutory by an act of Parliament)

·         Reserve Bank of India- 1934

·         Forwards Market Commission- 1952

·         Medical Council of India- 1956

·         Securities Exchange Board of India- 1992

·         Telecom Regulatory Authority of India- 1997

·         Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority- 1999

·         Competition Commission of India- 2002

·         Central Electricity regulatory Commission- 2003

·         Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority- 2003

Quasi-judicial Bodies

·         There are 62 quasi-judicial bodies in India, as of now including

·         Central Administrative Tribunal

·         State Administrative Tribunals

·         Tribunals for Taxation, Land Reforms etc

Neither Constitutional nor Statutory Bodies

·         Planning Commission

·         National Development Council

Yet to be instituted

·         LOKPAL, Lokayukta (Present in select States)

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10.Government Policies and Intervention for Development in various sectors and Issues Arising out of their Design and Implementation

Need to Know

·         Public Policy and Decision Making

·         Constraints in Public Policy Making

·         Problems in Policy Implementation: Conceptual, Political, Administrative, Lack of Public involvement

·         Role of Administrative, Legislative, Judicial and Civil Society bodies in Policy Implementation

Good to Know

·         The Policy Cycle: Identifying the Underlying Problem, Determining Alternatives for Policy Choice, Forecasting and Evaluating the Alternatives, Making a Choice, Policy Implementation, Policy Monitoring, Policy Outcomes, Policy Evaluation, Problem Structuring

·         Policy Analysis and its Limitations

·         Corruption and nepotism at various stages of policy making and implementation

Great to Know

·         Planning Commission and National Development Council: their functions and roles in policy-making, analysis and implementation

·         Case studies of certain policy making and implementation issues in India

11.Development Processes and the Development Industry— Role of NGOs, SHGs, Various Groups and Associations, Donors, Charities, Institutional and Other Stakeholders

Need to Know

·         Understanding the development process

·         Macro-level planning and development

·         Institutions involved in Planning and policy-making: Ministries, departments, Planning Commission, NDC

·         Relationship between central economic institutions, ministries and local governments/PRIs
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·         Coordination of activities with other key stakeholders in private sector and civil society

·         Contributions of SHGs, NGOs, Charitable institutions in the developmental process with case studies and examples

·         India’s experience with Five Year Plans

Good to Know

·         Role of aid and private financing in the development investment

·         Mobilization and assignment of human resources in the development industry

·         Rural Development and Urban Development processes—key differences in approach and strategy

·         Development Administration

·         Role of bureaucracy in ensuring good outcomes in the development process

·         Methods to accelerate the development process

Great to Know

·         Foreign Investment in NGOs, Non-profit Organizations and Charitable organizations

·         Degree of utilization of aid/donations in the actual development process with case studies

·         Micro-level planning in development initiatives and its importance in curbing leakages and corruption

·         Technology and Development

12.Welfare schemes for Vulnerable Sections of the Population by the Centre and States, and the Performance of these Schemes, Mechanisms, Laws, Institutions and Bodies Constituted for the Protection & Betterment of these Vulnerable Sections

Schemes for Scheduled Caste

·         PradhanMantriAdarsh Gram Yojana

·         BabuJagjivan Ram ChhatravasYojana

·         Rajiv Gandhi Pre-matric Scholarship

·         Self Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers

·         Finance and Development Corporation for SC, Safaikarmacharis

Schemes for Scheduled Tribe

·         Pre Matric, Post Matric Hostels and Stipend for Tribal students
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·         Scheme for Scheduled Caste/Tribe Entrepreneurs

·         Several schemes for local tribes in specific states such as Jharkhand, Bihar etc

·         Legal aid scheme for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe

Schemes for Backward Classes

·         National Backward Class Finance and Developmet Corporation

·         Pre-matric and Post-matric scholarships

·         Hostels for students

Schemes for Senior Citizens

·         VayoshreshthaSammans' - A Scheme of National Award for Senior Citizens

·         Scheme of Integrated Programme for Older Persons

Schemes for Persons with Disabilities

·         ADIP scheme

·         Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme

·         National Scholarships for persons with disabilities

·         National Awards for empowerment of persons with disabilities

·         Schemes for victims of Substance Abuse

·         Scheme of Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drugs) Abuse


·         National Policy for Women Empowerment

·         Prevention of sexual harassment at work place

·         Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005. English

·         Dowry Probhition Act, 1961

·         Indecent Representation of Women

·         The Commision of Sati (Preventation) Act

·         National Commission for Women Act

·         Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

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Schemes for Women

·         SABLA- Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls

·         Indira Gandhi MatritvaSahyogYojana

·         Gender Budgeting Scheme

·         Swayam Siddha, Swadhar, Swawlamban

·         STEP- Support to Training and Empowerment Programme for Women

·         Stree Shakti Puraskar

·         UJJAWALA : A Comprehensive Scheme for Prevention of trafficking and Resue, Rehabilitation and Re-integration of Victims of Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation

·         Also look up on some important state sponsored schemes such as Navajyoti scheme— Odisha, Aravanaippu scheme— Puducherryetc


·         Integrated Child Development Services

·         Anganwadis and Balawadis

·         National Early Childhood care and Educational Policy

·         Prohibition of Child Labour Act

Schemes for Children

·         Integrated Child Protection Scheme

·         BalikaSamriddhiYojana

·         Kishori Shakti Yojana

·         RashtriyaBalKosh

·         Nutrition Programme for Adolescent Girls

·         Schemes for welfare of Working Children

·         Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme For the Children of Working Mothers

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13. Issues Relating to Development & Management of Social Sector/Services relating to: Health, Education, Human Resources


·         Health Indicators in India and Millennium Development Goals

·         NRHM and performance of the EAG states

·         Mother and Child health care initiatives

·         Referral System in Health care delivery sector in Rural and Urban areas

·         Govt.of India Schemes and programmes in Health sector

·         Growing menace of Lifestyle diseases- Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular diseases etc

·         Mental illnesses in India and the mental health Bill

·         Cancer as a killer

·         Drug pricing policy and patent laws in India

·         Medical Education in India

·         RSBY, Universal Health Insurance


·         Universalization of Primary Education, SSA, RMSA

·         Right to Education Act and its Implemetation

·         Providing Access to Education

·         Education of the Girl Child

·         Teacher training and improving quality

·         Infrastructure in educational sector

·         IT in schools, innovation in pedagogy

·         Increasing role of private sector in education

·         FDI in education

·         Research initiatives in India

·         Equity and Quality in Higher Education

·         Status of Technical Education in India

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Human Resource

·         Human Resource Development initiatives in India

·         Tapping the Demographic Dividend

·         National Skill Development Mission

·         Human Capital and Social Capital

·         Role of migration in HRD

·         Brain drain from India

14.Issues Relating to Poverty & Hunger

Need to Know

·         Definition, concepts, measures and indices of Poverty

·         BPL and APL categorization criteria and recommendations in India

·         Food Security, the bill and Administration

·         Public Distribution System and its deficiencies

·         Direct Cash Benefit System as a tool to contain poverty

·         Population explosion and its effect on poverty

·         Malnourishment as a major concern

Good to Know

·         Millennium Development Goals and India

·         Land Alienation of the Weaker Sections

·         Problems in the Agricultural Sector

·         Green Revolution / White Revolution and After

·         Rural- Urban Divide

·         Attempts at Rural Development

·         Urban Poverty as the major threat of the modern day India

·         The changing face of poverty in the era of globalization

Great to Know

·         Comparison of performance with other developing nations on the poverty and hunger front and various global indices

·         Innovative methods for poverty alleviation in India

·         Poverty as a cultural cohort in India

·         Concept of welfare state, state as a provider and panacea for poverty related issues

·         The Sen-Bhagwati debate.
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15.Important Aspects of Governance, Transparency & Accountability, e-Governance applications, Models, Successes, Limitations and Potential, Citizen Charters, Institutional and other Measures

·         Definitions of Governance and Good Governance

·         Evolution and features of Good Governance

·         Good Governance initiatives in India, in the five year plans

·         Rule of Law and governance

·         Hindrances to effective good governance in India Transparency and Accountability

·         Concepts of transparency and accountability in decision making

·         Hierarchy in governance and accountability

·         Importance of documentation and automation in ensuring transparency

·         Communication, consultation and coordination as tools of accountability

·         Corruption and its evils evinced due to lack to transparency

·         Right to Information Act and its implementation in ensuring transparency

·         Misuse of the provisions of RTI act

·         IT revolution in ensuring transparency and accountability e-governance

·         Impact of Information Technology on governance in India

·         Information technology Act 2000

·         National e-governance plan

·         Stages of maturity of e-governance

·         G2G, G2C, G2B

·         Rural india and e-governance

·         Success stories of e-governance: Online filing of taxes, Passport e-sevakendras, IRCTC online booking etc

·         Terminology like e-desks/ e-records/ digital signatures/ e-offices

·         Security concerns in e-governance

·         The Wiki-leaks phenomenon and e-governance

·         The promises and perils of UIDAI

·         Mobile governance and its future

·         Internet/Broadband connectivity, reach,availability of infrastructure and skills to broaden the scope of e-governance in India

·         e-governance as a tool to fight corruption in the system

·         Innovative applications of e-governance
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Citizens Charter and other institutions

·         Evolution of the concept of citizen’s charter

·         Effectiveness of Citizen’s charter in India

·         Citizen’s Charter and Grievance Redressal Bill 2011

·         Citizen-centred governance initiatives

·         e-sevakendras for bill payments

·         Lokpal and Lokayukta

16.Role of Civil Services in a democracy

Need to Know

·         Definition of Civil Services by renowed thinkers in the field of Public Administration

·         Functions of Civil Service in countries like India, UK, France, USA and Japan

·         Recruitment, appointment and training of civil servants

·         Participative role of civil servants not only as concerned with implementation but alsoformulation of policies of the State

·         Indian bureaucracy- the steel frame of governance in India

·         Various duties and responsibilities of a District Collector

Good to Know

·         Bureaucratic structure – Max Weber’s explanation of the legal rational authority

·         “Bureaucracy is the price of democracy”

·         Bureaucracy in aid of and against the notion of development

·         Anonymity, Neutrality and Commitment as an essential quality of civil servants

·         Politicisation of Bureaucracy

Great to Know

·         How does coalition system of government affect the functioning of civil servants?

·         Is Indian democracy plagued by the ills of the colonial framework of its Civil Services?

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17.India and its Neighbourhood Relations

Need to Know

·         Fundamentals of Indian foreign policy and its evolution

·         Milestones in Indian foreign policy

·         Geographical and historical factors relevant to India which has determined its relationswith the neighbours

·         Historical ties with the following countries: China, Pakistan, Srilanka, Bangladesh, Nepal,Myanmar, Bhutan,Afghanistan, Maldives

·         Recent developments in India’s relations with its neighbours

·         Efforts at regional cooperation

·         Prospects for better bilateral relations and chances of regional cooperation, includingtrade

Good to Know

Specific issues in detail:

·         India Pakistan relations, thorny remnants of partition and Kashmir issue at the UN

·         India-China relations, history of border negotiations and the issues involved

·         India's efforts at resolving the Tamil issue in Sri Lanka including details of negotiationsand the Rajiv-Jayawardhane Agreement, Tamil Elam and Human Rights issue in Sri Lanka

·         Myanmar's path towards democracy and the role of Aung San SuuKy

·         Taliban, Western Powers in Afghanistan and India’s role in rebuilding the country

·         Migrants’ issues with Bangladesh

·         Maoists in Nepal

·         Bhutan's desire to assert itself

·         Evolution of SAARC and inadequacy because of bilateral issues

·         Regional groupings involving India and its neighbours

·         India as a regional super-power

Great to Know

·         Diversity of our neighbouring countries, which requires different strategies and approaches towards each one of them

·         A road map for improving relations with the neighbours in the light of increasing Chinese influence in those countries

·         Cultural ties between India and its neighbours

·         Importance of Track III diplomacy / soft power in maintaining friendly relations with our neighbours
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18. Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements Involving India and

Public/ Affecting India’s Interests

Need to Know

·         India and international organizations such as The United Nations, The Commonwealth of Independent States, the Nonaligned Movement

·         India’s relations with significant global regional groupings such as ASEAN, African Union, European Union, OECD, the Arab League, GCC, APEC etc

·         India’s presence in prominent groupings like IBSA, BRICS, BIMSTEC, G-77, IOR-ARC, BASIC etc

·         India’s economic Interaction with the world through IMF, World Bank, ADB, APEC, WTO, UNIDO, IBRD etc

·         Commerce and trade relations of India with the world via ASEAN, G20, SAPTA, SAFTA, APTA, NAFTA,EFTA, Mekong-Ganga Cooperation etc

Good to Know

·         Climate Change negotiations and India: recent developments G World Intellectual Property Rights, WIPO, PCT, TRIPS and India

·         Non Proliferation Treaty, Nuclear Supplies Group and India

·         Important Treaties and Conventions signed by India such as Weapons of Mass Destruction, Chemical, Biological Weapons Conventions etc

·         Relevant decisions taken in recent summits of the aforesaid groupings

Great to Know

·         Development Cooperation and Development Partnership Administration(DPA) by India Benefits accrued to India from the international organizations. Successes and failures of multilateral diplomacy

·         India's proposals for UN reform and India's candidature for permanent membership of the UN Security Council

·         Greater importance being attached to smaller groupings rather than big international organizations and its impact on multilateral diplomacy

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19. Effects of Policies and Politics of Developed and Developing Countries on India’s Interests, Indian Diaspora

Need to Know

·         India’s relations with the following countries of the developed world: USA, UK, Russia,

France, Germany, Japan

·         Terminologies such as Diaspora, Expatriates, Person of Indian Origin, Overseas IndianCitizen, Emigrants, Immigrants, Dual Citizenship etc

·         Structure and functions of the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs

·         Statistics relating to Indian Diaspora over the years; new trends in the context of globalization

·         Remittances to the Indian Economy and its benefits

·         Influence of the Indian Diaspora in the United States, the UK etc, which has helped bilateral relations

Good to Know

·         Negotiations in Trade, Environment and Human Rights and the positions taken by the developed and the developing countries in them

·         Global economic recession and its effect on India

·         Impact of PravasiBharatiya Divas and Samman

·         Safety and protection of Indian workers/labourers abroad including the legal, social and political aspects of it

Great to Know

·         Case studies relating to Indian Diaspora in the Gulf, the Caribbean, South Africa, Fiji and Myanmar

·         Condition of Indian citizens languishing in prisons abroad

·         India and the developed world join hands in combating terrorism

·         Cyberpolitics in International Relations

·         Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Indian Council of World Affairs and Public Diplomacy

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20. International Institutions, Agencies and their Structure and Mandate

·         United Nations Organization, its principal organs and various agencies

·         Financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, International Development and Reconstruction Bank, Asian Development Bank, the proposed BRICS bank etc

·         Environmental agencies such as Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change, UNEP, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Global Environment facility, World Nature Organisation etc

·         For a on energy security such as International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA),International Partnership for Energy Efficiency and Cooperation (IPEEC), the Clean Energy Ministerial [CEM], Renewable Energy Policy Network for the

21stCentury(REN21), SCO High Energy Club, International Energy Forum (IEF), Joint Oil Data Initiative (JODI) and UNESCAP

·         Trade related agencies such as WTO, UNIDO, ILO, WCO, OECD, OPEC etc

·         Law enforcing agencies such as INTERPOL, International Court of Justice

·         Nuclear Supplies Groups and Disarmament, role of IAEA

·         NGOs such as Amnesty International, Red Cross, Human Rights Watch, Greenpeace, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) etc

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