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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events, 28 January 2015

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28 January 2015

 Tomorrow’s Topic of GS-1Indian Society, Class 12 Sociology, Chapter 6

 

General Studies – 1

Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India;

1) Social stigma remains an obstacle to helping Indians cope with mental health illness. In this backdrop how does the new mental health policy seek to reach out to people with mental disabilities? (200 Words)

http://www.ncert.nic.in/NCERTS/textbook/textbook.htm?lesy1=5-7

http://www.prsindia.org/billtrack/the-right-of-persons-with-disabilities-bill-2014-3122/

Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India;

2) “The women’s question arose in modern India as part of the nineteenth century middle class social reform movements.” Critically analyse. (200 Words)

http://www.ncert.nic.in/NCERTS/textbook/textbook.htm?lesy1=5-7

Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India;

3) “In the name of ‘national development’ and ‘economic growth’, government policies have resulted in internal colonialism, subjugating tribes and alienating their land and forest resources upon which they depend.”Elucidate. (200 Words)

http://www.ncert.nic.in/NCERTS/textbook/textbook.htm?lesy1=5-7

General Studies – 2

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure;

4) The state’s limited revenue sources proved as a hindrance to the development of effective federalism in the country and this needs to change. Substantiate. (200 Words) 

http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/andy-mukherjee-restoring-federal-balance-115012701343_1.html

 Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary;

5) The Supreme Court was meant to be a constitutional court by the founding fathers. However, only 7 per cent of its judgements deal with constitutional issues. Make a case for SC to deal mainly with only constitutional issues. Suggest innovative solutions to reduce the backlogs of cases at all levels. (200 Words)

http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/m-j-antony-up-the-endless-judicial-ladder-115012701340_1.html

 

General Studies – 3

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers;

6) What is algorithmic trading? How does increasing adoption of algorithmic trading affect the stock markets? (200 Words)

http://www.business-standard.com/article/markets/tax-cloud-over-foreign-investors-algorithmic-trading-115012700570_1.html
http://www.business-standard.com/article/markets/sebi-to-issue-discussion-paper-on-algorithmic-trading-115012100980_1.html

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation;

7) The departure of the Indo-US climate talks from ‘equity’ and ‘common but differentiated responsibilities’ is an attempt  to evade historical responsibility by USA. Critically analyse. (200 Words)

http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/us-india-bonhomie-missing-on-climate-change-115012800025_1.html

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/to-stop-climate-change-india-must-act/

General Studies – 4

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems;

8) Martin Luther King Jr. believed that a life worth living should include a principle worth dying for. Do you stand for any such principles in life and explain why they are so important for you?  (150 Words)

General

Topic: Human Values-Lessons from the lives of great leaders, reformers & Administrators

9) Gandhian idea of trusteeship can help solve many problems plaguing corporate India today. Comment. (150 Words)

General

Topic: Human Values-Lessons from the lives of great leaders, reformers & Administrators

10) “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” – James Madison.

Discuss this statement in the light of recent developments that are empowering citizens.  (200 Words)

General

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