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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 01 June 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 01 June 2015

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01 June  2015

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INTEGRATED APPROACH TO PRELIMS+MAINS – TIMETABLE

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Post-independence consolidation

1) Critically comment on India’s role in the liberation and creation of Bangladesh in 1971 and its consequences on India’s polity then. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 2

Topic: Functioning of the Executive; Parliament – Functioning

2) “In any case, ruling by ordinance is a British legacy of retaining control by the Crown. ” In the light of introduction of controversial ordinances in recent years by the union government, critically comment on the statement. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

TopicWelfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes

3) Critically analyse the merits and demerits of recently launched Suraksha Bima Yojana and Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana schemes.  (200 Words)

Business Standard 

 

TopicStructure, organization and functioning of the Ministries and Departments of the Government;

4) Critically examine the functioning of different departments of the Ministry of Finance and suggest if any administrative reforms are needed to be undertaken by these departments to better manage themselves and India’s economy. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

TopicWelfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes;

5) Critically examine why there is a demand for the implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) principle by the the veterans of the defence services and the government’s response to this demand. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 3

TopicResource mobilization – issues

6) What do you understand by ‘tax terrorism’? It is said that Indian entrepreneurs are faced with instances of tax terrorism affecting their morale. Critically examine.  (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

TopicAwareness in the fields of  robotics; Indian economy – development and growth, employment

7) Considering India’s large working population and its ambition to become ‘factory of the world’, do you think  India should encourage usage of robots in its manufacturing industries? Critically comment. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

Topic: Storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints

8) Recently the union government proposed to reform 50 regulated wholesale markets (mandis) across 10 states in order to help create a national common market for agricultural marketing. Write a note on the role of mandis and examine how this proposal would help agricultural marketing in India. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

General Studies – 4

Topic: Role of educational institutions in inculcating values; Political attitudes:

9) With suitable examples differentiate between hate speech and free speech.  Do you think academic institutions should allow political and religious debates to  take place among student groups in their campuses? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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