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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 17 April 2015

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17 April 2015

 

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General Studies – 1;

TopicThe Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country

1) Critically examine the role played by the British in partitioning India in 1947. (200 Words)

Bipan Chandra, Struggle for India’s Independence, Chapter – 37

 

TopicThe Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country

2) Why did the Indian National Congress accept India’s partition in 1947? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Bipan Chandra, Struggle for India’s Independence, Chapter – 37

 

TopicThe Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country

3) In your opinion, which had more impact on Indian masses during the freedom struggle – Gandhiji’s philosophy of life or his political strategy  as a political leader? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

Bipan Chandra, Struggle for India’s Independence, Chapter – 38

 

TopicThe Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country

4) “The national movement based itself on a clear-Cut anti-colonial ideology and the vision of a civil libertarian, democratic, ‘secular and socially radical society.” Elaborate. (200 Words)

Bipan Chandra, Struggle for India’s Independence, Chapter – 39

 

TopicRole of women and women’s organization

5) This year’s  (2015) UN report on sexual violence in conflict documents horrendous crimes against women like those happening in conflicts around the world. Give a critical account of such recent crimes and role of women’s organizations in addressing such crimes. Also examine what needs to be done at global level to stop such crimes. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

General Studies – 2

TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources.

6) Recently the University Grants Commission issues directives to Indian universities that requires all universities to follow a Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). What do you understand by CBCS? Critically examine its merits and demerits. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

TopicBilateral agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

7) Critically examine the context and significance of the uranium supply deal that was signed recently between Prime Ministers of India and Canada. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

General Studies – 3

 

Topic: Challenges to internal security

8) Critically analyse the strategy used by Naxalites in India to attack state forces and expand their base. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic: Employment; Land reforms

9) India is one of the countries which is home to largest number of landless people, especially in rural regions. It is said that the new land acquisition act would provide employment to such landless people. In this backdrop, critically examine the factors that lead to landlessness and the employment opportunities available to such people. (200 Words)

Livemint

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General Studies – 4

Topic: role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 

10) Recently, a student belonging to one of India’s prestigious colleges teaching liberal arts was suspended for carrying the principal’s interview in an online magazine. The principal suspended him citing the reason that his interview was published before it could be edited and approved.

Do you think Principal was right in suspending the student from his classes? In your opinion, what values are compromised by both the principal and the student? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu