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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 14 May 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 14 May 2015

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14 May  2015

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General Studies – 1;

TopicImportant Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes,

1) More and more earthquakes are detected and measured around the globe with each passing year. Write a note on the latest technologies involved in measuring intensity and magnitude of earthquakes. Also add a note on available technical solutions to reduce the number of deaths caused by earthquakes. (200 Words)

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The Hindu

 

TopicRole of women and women’s organization

2) It is said that the future of India depends on the overall development and empowerment of its half a billion women population. Critically discuss the progress made so far by women in India during last two decades. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2

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

3) Critically analyse how policy on education in India has evolved since independence. In your opinion, what should be the priority of new education policy? Comment. (200 Words)

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Topic:  Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections.

4) Recently the Union cabinet approved a proposal to ban employment of children aged under 14 in all kinds of commercial enterprises, but it also has made an exception for work done in family enterprises and on farmlands, provided it is done after school hours and during vacations. Critically comment on these new changes made to child labour law. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

5) India has met only four of ten health targets under the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), and has made next to no progress on another four, according to new data from the World Health Organisation. Elaborate and examine the causes of poor performance by India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

6) Critically analyse India’s relationship with China. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

The Indian Express

 

General Studies – 3

Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies

7) Recently the Union Cabinet  approved a new policy on urea. Examine how this new policy would affect producers and consumers in India. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

TopicConservation

8) With suitable illustrations, critically examine the role of local communities in conservation of wildlife across the world. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism 

9) Critically discuss why some of pressing security challenges that India is facing in its northeastern region are inextricably linked to developments taking place in Myanmar. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

General Studies – 4

TopicConcept of public service

10) What do you understand by ‘public service’? In your personal opinion, what constitutes public service and what should be the priority for a public servant? Discuss. (150 Words)

General