[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 13 June 2015
13 June 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Salient features of Indian Society; Secularism
1) Do you think as a secular state whose constitution asks its citizens to develop scientific temper as a fundamental duty, should India allow god-men to freely preach unscientific thoughts and practices to the People? Also examine how god-men cash in on people’s fears, anxieties and problems in India. (200 Words)
Topic: Salient features of Indian Society
Topic: urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
3) “For the most part, the Western definition of the smart city is spineless, if not altogether redundant in India — a mere glossing over of civic services and infrastructure.” In the light of the statement and India’s Smart City initiative, critically examine what should be the priorities for India in its quest for creating smart cities. (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: India’s and its neighbours; bilateral, regional and global relations
4) Do you think successive Indian governments have allowed Indo–Chinese relations to be determined by the trajectory of the US–Chinese relationship? In the light of recent related events, critically comment. (200 Words)
Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests
5) It is said that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, the first of the so-called mega-regional trading blocs that are currently being negotiated, is also the most important economic integration agreement that is being negotiated since the establishment of the World Trade Organization (WTO) two decades ago. Critically analyse the possible implications of this agreement, if it comes into fruition, on India and the world. (200 Words)
Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections.
6) “Instead of analysing the root causes of child labour, we have continued with an ostrich-like approach. An example of this is the recent proposed amendments to the Child Labour Act of 1986.” Critically examine. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic:Economics of Animal Rearing; Paper-1 resources
Topic: Awareness in the fields of bio-technology
General Studies – 4
Topic: Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance