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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events, 03 February 2015

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03 February  2015

 Tomorrow’s Topic of GS-1: India – People and Economy, Class 12 Geography, Unit – II (Chapter – 4)

 

General Studies – 1

Topic: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, 

1) Enumerate the reasons for spatial differences in human development across the world and in particularly among the various regions in India. (200 Words)

http://www.ncert.nic.in/NCERTS/textbook/textbook.htm?legy2=3-12

 

Topic: Population and related issues;

 2)  How far do the patterns of economic development and those of human development correspond with each other in the world? Illustrate your answer with examples. (200 Words)

http://www.ncert.nic.in/NCERTS/textbook/textbook.htm?legy2=3-12

 

Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger. 

3) Amartya Sen argues that the expansion of freedoms is central to development and he mentions five distinct freedoms: political freedoms, economic facilities, social opportunities, transparency guarantees, and protective security. Critically analyse. (200 Words)

http://www.developmenteducationreview.com/issue8-focus1

 

General Studies – 2

Topic: India and its neighbourhood- relations.

4) “The democratisation of Pakistani state and society by the relinquishment of wilfully acquired political, cultural and economic power by reactionary forces and military is the only solution for Pakistan’s long term peace.”Analyse. (200 Words)

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/in-selfdefence-pak-teachers-take-up-arms/article6850209.ece

http://www.epw.in/commentary/antinomies-behind-peshawar-killings.html

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/peshawar-survivors-on-healing-trip/article6850208.ece

 

 Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

5) The proposal to amend the MNREGA has drawn criticism from many quarters owing to shift in its nature from a demand driven scheme to one controlled by central government. Critically analyse the proposed amendments and their impact on the Indian society? (200 Words)

http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/nda-planned-to-amend-restrict-rural-job-act-115020300022_1.html

 

 Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

6) Recently the Russia-India-China (RIC) grouping issued a comprehensive joint communique recommending India’s inclusion in the expanded Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation.Analyse how it will benefit India’s interests? (200 Words)

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/russia-china-back-indias-inclusion-in-expanded-apec/article6849875.ece

 

General Studies – 3

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights;

7) Carl Djerassi and his team were the first to synthesise a progestin called norethindrone, which would be used to make oral contraceptives. Discuss the role of oral contraceptives in empowering women? Enumerate some popular contraceptive options available in recent times. (200 Words)

http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/editorials/birth-of-the-pill/

 

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth;

8) Indian economic diplomacy needs to be more proactive in the multilateral arena and take a leadership role. Discuss the various forums in which this can be done and how? And why is it important for India’s development in each case. (200 Words)

http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/rathin-roy-yes-we-can-to-economic-diplomacy-115020201465_1.html

 

General Studies – 4

 

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

9) Today’s world is in need of reviving the Plato’s idea of “philosopher kings” or the Kautilya’s idea of “Rajarshi” (saintly king). Do you agree with this view and why? How far do you think does this hold good for present day political leaders?  (200 Words)

General

 

Topic: Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity;

10) ‘In a democracy, people get the government they deserve and they deserve what they get.’ Critically analyse the statement and give your opinion regarding it. (150 Words)

General