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

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

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01 July  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Salient features of Indian Society; Urbanization – problems

1) Do you think inequality on the basis of caste exists in Indian cities? If yes, With examples critically examine causes and consequences of such inequality. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic: Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.

2) Discuss how Deng Xiaoping was instrumental in helping China abandon its orthodox communist doctrines and help its economy incorporate elements of the free-enterprise system? Do you think the modern China has moved away from Deng’s philosophy? If Yes, write a brief note on it. (200 Words)

The Hindu 

Britannica

 

General Studies – 2

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes;

3) It is generally accepted that the centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) have failed to meet their objectives due to various factors. Critically examine these factors. What measures would you suggest to make these schemes work? Substantiate. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

 

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

4) Discuss the trends in literacy rates in India and examine if the government initiatives both at central and state level have paid any dividends in improving literacy quality and  rates. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

5) Critically analyse the nature of India’s engagement and its mutual cooperation with the Central Asian countries and also comment if its ‘Connect Central Asia’ policy has lived up to its expectations. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

IDSA

The Diplomat

 

TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources.

6) Critically analyse the provisions of the Indian Institutes of Management Bill and comment if objections raised against certain provisions of this Bill have any merit. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential

7) Write a critical note India’s ‘Digital India’ programme, concerns raised against it and measures needed to address these concerns. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

General Studies – 3

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy; Employment

8) Critically examine how the app-driven cab aggregator services have impacted both drivers and consumers in Indian cities. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

 

General Studies – 4

Topic:  Challenges of corruption

9) Critically discuss why some democracies have been more successful in addressing the problem of corruption whereas a vibrant democracy such as India is unable to do so. (200 Words)

Business Standard