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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 26 May 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 26 May 2015

Archives – Secure 2015

26 May  2015

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Static Part – Timetable

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General Studies – 1;

The Static Timetable Will Resume from 27th May With Modified Timetable (To integrate it better with Prelims GS-1 Paper)

Topic: Salient features of Indian Society; Women empowerment

1) Critically analyse the causes and consequences of continuing practice of superstitions in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 2

TopicFunctions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure,

2) Do you think the demand for full statehood to Delhi is logical? Critically comment considering the merits and demerits of granting complete statehood to Delhi. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 3

Topic: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country,

3) Write a note on the cropping pattern of pulses in India. Examine why its prices in India are increasing and what needs to be done to control its price and make it affordable to poor. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Business Standard

 

TopicVarious Security forces and agencies and their mandate 

4) For many years defence analysts are suggesting that India should create the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).  Critically examine why this suggestion is made and its importance for national security. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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TopicEffects of liberalization on the economy, 

5) It is said that a uniform liberal policy for foreign investment in retail – offline as well as online – is required to address various issues. Critically examine what these issues are and consequences of such liberal policy on stakeholders. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

Topic: Infrastructure

6) “In line with the evolving trends and keeping constraints in mind, developing a unified logistics network-after taking commercial, passenger and military requirements into account-would be most economical and efficient.” Elaborate. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

Topic: Infrastructure – Energy

7) Recently, the Supreme Court of India, in an order said that regulations framed by electricity regulatory commissions imposing obligation upon captive power plants and open access consumers to purchase electricity from renewable sources is legal and necessary.  Critically discuss how this order would affect energy sector in India. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

General Studies – 4

Topic: Role of family and society  in inculcating values; Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions

8) The practice of accepting or giving dowry is prevalent in Indian society despite the spread of education and awareness. Some argue that if dowry is given as a goodwill gesture it is not unethical or immoral. Some justify taking dowry on the grounds that their son is well educated and settled thanks to the money they have spent on him and dowry is a means to get back that money; some even say that dowry is needed to look after their daughter-in-law as she would be staying either with them or with their son.

Do you consider the practice of dowry as unethical and immoral? Justify your answer. (200 Words)

The Hindu