[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 09 June 2015
09 June 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc.,
Topic: Changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
General Studies – 2
Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes;
3) A recent news reported that the ministry of urban development had found that the funds set aside for schemes such as the Rajiv Rinn Yojana, the National Urban Livelihood Mission and the Rajiv Awas Yojana are not being utilized. Critically examine why. (200 Words)
Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to,Education, Human Resources.
Topic: Bilateral agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
6) Critically analyse how India will be benefited by forming a joint forum with Australia and Japan. Do you think formation of this forum is necessitated by the threat of raising China? Critically comment. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Indian economy – issues
7) It is said that there is a need for stronger regulatory framework to deal with the menace of Ponzi schemes across the country. Examine why Ponzi schemes are considered as menace and what regulatory mechanism is needed to deal with them. (200 Words)
Topic: Issues relating to intellectual property rights.
8) “….it must be understood that IP is also located in unforgettable trademarks — in the creativity of writers, singers and others, in Geographical Indications (GI), and in traditional knowledge.” Critically examine the benefits of GI and explain why there is lack of awareness on GI compared to intellectual property rights. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Social influence and persuasion.