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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 07 May 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 07 May 2015

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07 May  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 

1) In your opinion, how can our cities guarantee acceptable standards of public service delivery and good governance to 400 million Indians today and 800 million Indians by 2050? Analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes

2) With suitable examples, write a note on the impact of earthquakes on the geography of an affected region. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The New York Times

 

General Studies – 2

Topic:  transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.

3) Recently the union cabinet approved amendments in the Whistle Blowers Protection Act of 2011 by moving an amendment Bill in Parliament during the Budget Session, 2015. In the light of these new amendments, critically comment on the salient features of the bill. (200 Words)

Business Standard

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 3

 

Topic:  Awareness in the fields of IT, Computers,

4) Internet apps such as Skype and Whatsapp are under attack for providing free service of internet-based calls and media exchange.  Examine the merits and demerits of such services and discuss if these free services should be regulated. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

Topic:  issues relating to intellectual property rights

5) “To realise the twin dreams of ‘Innovate in India’ and ‘Make in India’, the government needs to build a competitive, thriving environment by prioritising scientific research with a strong intellectual property (IP) system.” In the light of the statement critically analyse  nature of India’s present IP regime, the changes it requires and its importance to India’s economy. (200 Words)

Business Standard

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 4

Topic:  ethical issues in international relations; Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions;

6) It is said that by denying desperate people the opportunity to cross borders legally, European governments are driving them to risk death. Critically examine ethical issues involved in this case. On the other hand, do you think allowing immigrants into a country is a sound policy compared to banning and sealing borders to such immigrants? Comment. (200 Words)

The New York Times

 

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

7) “Deaths caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol should attract the charge of culpable homicide, and not merely that of negligent driving.” Justify on ethical grounds. (150 Words)

The Hindu

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