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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 09 February 2015

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09 February  2015

 Tomorrow’s Topic of GS-1: India – People and Economy, Class 12 Geography, Unit – III (Chapter – 9)

 

General Studies – 1;

 Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent);

1) Bring out the present day position of exploitation and processing of nuclear minerals in India. (200 Words)

http://www.ncert.nic.in/NCERTS/textbook/textbook.htm?legy2=7-12

 

 Topic: factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India);

2) Explain the factors promoting the rapid growth and development of auto-mobile industry in India,giving suitable examples. (200 Words)

http://www.ncert.nic.in/NCERTS/textbook/textbook.htm?legy2=8-12

 

 Topic: factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India);

3) Critically examine the locational pattern and trend of production of forest based industries in India. (200 Words)

http://www.ncert.nic.in/NCERTS/textbook/textbook.htm?legy2=8-12

 

General Studies – 2

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.

4) Systemic manoeuvres by the Union government towards centralisation in the post 1967 period lead to political distortions and federal tensions.What features in the Indian polity strain the federal relations between centre and states? How is the NITI AYOG aimed to balance the wheel of fiscal federalism? Examine. (200 Words)

http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/modi-seeks-states-hand-in-reviving-investment-cycle-115020900024_1.html

http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/niti-aayog-meet-states-want-more-money-flexibility-115020900019_1.html

 

Topic: E-governance;

5) Write a note on important citizen-centric e-governance initiatives of the Union government. Also suggest how latest internet technologies can be used to make it easy for citizens to access government services. (200 Words)

http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/subir-gokarn-trysts-with-e-governance-115020800717_1.html

 

General Studies – 3

Topic: Basics of money laundering and its prevention.

6) “India’s emerging status as a regional financial centre,its large system of informal cross border money flows,and its widely perceived tax avoidance problems –all contribute to country’s vulnerability to money laundering problems.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

http://www.thehindu.com/business/black-money-in-stock-markets-sebi-to-suspend-shell-companies/article6871176.ece

 

Topic:  Security challenges & their management in border areas;;

7) “The proper management of India’s borders ,which is vitally important to national security presents many challenges and includes coordination and concerted action by the administrative,diplomatic,security,intelligence,legal,regulatory and economic agencies of the country to secure the frontiers and sub-serve its best interests.” Elucidate. (200 Words)

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/n-korea-fires-short-range-missiles/article6872382.ece

 

General Studies – 4

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

8) What is the difference between an acceptable business gift and a bribe? What kind of norms and structures should an organisation have in place to help its employees avoid ethical dilemmas and make the right decision? (200 Words)

General

 

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

9) An essential requirement of good governance and socio-economic development is “probity” in governance. Examine (200 Words)

General

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