Top 10 Must Read Topics for IAS Mains GS Paper 1: IAS is a dream opportunity for all the people looking for a secure and reputed job with the responsibility of serving the nation. Union Public Services Commission conducted the IAS Prelims exam on 18 June 2017.
All the UPSC IAS aspirants are now preparing for IAS Mains 2017. The problem is that no matter how good & knowledgeable we think we are or how good we feel we have prepared for the exam there is always a certain level of uncertainty. To overcome this fear, we will be sharing Top 10 Must Read Topics for IAS Mains GS Paper 1.
Top 10 Must Read Topics for IAS Mains GS Paper 1 | Topic no. 7
It’s time to discuss our VII Topic. Let us now go through some important pointers which will help us to understand the definition of the said topic in a better way.
Definition: Terrorism refers to the unlawful use of violence in order to further the social, political or religious ideology of a group of people referred to as terrorists.
The current competitive market in terrorism means that groups are trying to distinguish themselves from one another through more memorable violence. They need to do so because this is the only way in which they can be heard and become popular enough to attract recruits.
How Terrorism is emerging as a competitive industry?
The causes of terrorism have been under much debate. There is evidence for and against every reason on this list, however, more often than not, it is a combination of several that lead to terrorism. Below are the most common factors (cited by leaders in the counterterrorism field) which are helping Terrorism to emerge as a competitive industry.
Globalisation: This process aided the terrorist activities due to flexibility in movement of people across borders.
A nexus of criminals and terrorists: Terrorists need finances for their activities. So, criminals colluding with terrorists is emerging as a competitive industry. For example, credit card information theft, smuggling, drug trafficking and child trafficking.
Human Resource: Competitive pay is offered to the fighters which able to pull youth fight in terrorist organizations.
Regional conflicts: Such conflicts are benefiting the terrorism. For example Sunni-Shia rivalry in west Asia, India-Pakistan rivalry in South Asia.
Due to the Internet and social media, all terrorist activities like money transfer, recruitment, propaganda became easy without physical movement of people.
However, despite the industry being competitive most of the people do not think it as attractive as it is against the values and principles followed in the society, create violence etc.
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