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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 16 February 2015

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16 February  2015

General Studies – 1;

TopicSalient features of Indian Society;  urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

1) In the light of recent political trends, critically examine the impact of urban politics on urbanization and urban development in India’s major cities. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

General Studies – 2

TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations.

2) Assess how recent political developments in Sri Lanka can affect its economic cooperation with India. Do you think these developments are favourable to India? Explain why. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger.

3) According to a study, the level of malnourishment is high among children whose parents migrate in search of livelihood. Critically examine why and suggest measures to address this problem. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 3

TopicIndian economy –  growth

4) The health of economy is often gauged by the GDP and IIP figures in India. In the light of recent economic growth trend in India, examine how GDP and IIP data reflect the health of economy. (150 Words)

Business Standard

 

TopicIndian economy –  growth

5) Recently the measurement of India’s gross domestic product(GDP) was tweaked to conform to international standards. But, according to economists this method has created some discrepancies. What are these discrepancies and why are they caused? Explain. (150 Words)

Business Standard

 

Topic Environmental pollution and degradation

6) Some environmentalists have expressed concern that farming crises in the states of Haryana and Punjab might cause air pollution in Delhi. Examine why and suggest how this can be addressed. (150 Words)

Business Standard

 

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment

7) Some analysts argue that Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) measure of GDP which ranks India among fastest growing nations is not a true reflection of India’s economic and social growth. Critically analyse flaws in the method and explain what in your opinion needs to be done to reflect correctly the overall socio-economic development of the country. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 4

Topic Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics

8) Assume that you are a district collector (DC) of a communally sensitive district where frequent communal clashes are the norm. As a DC, how will you ensure peace and harmony in your district? What measures will you take on priority basis soon after you assume your office? Explain. (200 Words)

The Hindu