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

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

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16 May  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Effects of globalization on Indian society

1) Critically analyse the relationship between globalisation and democracy. (200 Words)

EPW

 

General Studies – 2

TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations.

2) Critically examine the role of India, along with Israel,  in ending the occupation, colonisation and dispersement and help bring peace back to Palestine. (200 Words)

EPW

 

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

3) “…as long as borders remain unsettled and disputed, the militarisation of the region and their populace is inevitable. A settled border can, ironically, help open the gates for greater movement of people and goods.” With reference to India’s border disputes with its neighbours, Critically comment on the statement. (200 Words)

EPW

 

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

4) Critically comment on the New Education Policy document  released recently by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. (200 Words)

EPW

 

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

5) Critically analyse some of the important agreements signed between India and China during the recent visit of India’s Prime Minister to China and their implications for India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

The Hindu

The Hindu

 

TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations.

6) It is said that the complementary capabilities of India and China can unleash innovation and creativity in both countries, addressing common people’s concerns as well as rejuvenating the economies of countries in the neighbourhood. Examine how. (200 Words)

EPW

 

Topictransparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.

7) Critically comment on the implementation and performance of the Right to Information Act. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations. 

8) How different is India’s new ‘Act East’ policy compared to ‘Look East’ policy.  Critically analyse the merits and shortcomings of Act East policy. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 3

 

Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

9) According to a recent study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology department of economics, ultra-poor programmes such as the ones run by microfinance institution Bandhan has had a significant impact on consumption. Comment on the model implemented by Bandhan and examine if such models can be replicated by the Union or state governments. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

TopicAwareness in the fields of IT, Computers, robotics,

10) Recently Google tested its latest version of self-driving car. Critically examine the technology used in this car, its uses  and concerns expressed on its uses.  (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 4

Topic:  Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; 

11) Analyse the views of Gandhiji on alcohol consumption. Do you personally think that consuming alcohol is immoral? Justify your answer. (200 Words)

The Hindu