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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 06 July 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 06 July 2015

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06 July  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Salient features of Indian society; poverty and developmental issues

1) In the light of recently released Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC), examine how poverty has been defined in India by various committees and commissions. Also critically comment how poverty in India is linked to the caste factor. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 2

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

2) What do you understand by ‘governance’? Critically analyse the challenges to governance and the elements of good governance. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

TopicBilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 

3) Do you consider BRICS as a powerful financial and political voice in the emerging multipolar world that can not be ignored? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

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

4) Differentiate between formal education and theological education. Do you think theological education should be encouraged in ‘secular’ democracies such as India? Critically comment. (200 Words)

 

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Economic growth and Development; Inclusive growth

5) Do you think more investment, both public and private, would help in poverty reduction? In the context of India, critically examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

Topic: Growth, development and employment

6) Examine the linkages between job growth and manufacturing sector, and discuss how should India reform the manufacturing sector to generate more jobs. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic: Different types of irrigation and irrigation systems

7) Write a note the objectives and the importance of newly launched Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana(PMKSY) for Indian agriculture. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Reference

 

General Studies – 4

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service

8) In your opinion, what do people from weaker sections expect and need from public servants? Assuming that you are a newly posted IAS officer, critically analyse. (200 Words)

General

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