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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 07 July 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 07 July 2015

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07 July  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Salient features of Indian society; Role of Women

1) Critically analyse the changing role of women in Indian society and the influence of globalisation on their decision making powers. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Salient features of India Society

2) Critically comment on the new data revealed by the recent Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) about the socio-economic status of rural households in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 2

TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations

3) Do you think India’s increasing proximity to Israel is in its self interest in the region? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

The Hindu

 

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

4) India is planning to join the Moscow-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). Discuss rationale behind creating EEU and how India would be benefited if it is granted its membership. (200 Words)

The Hindu

IDSA (Excellent Source)

 

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

5) Critically analyse the way national education policy in India has evolved since independence, its changing objectives and various challenges it is facing since then. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

6) The BRICS countries are planning to create a currency pool under the Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) and officially launch their New Development Bank (NDB) in the upcoming Ufa summit in Russia. Critically examine the intentions behind such a currency pool and its likely consequences. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 3

Topic: Resource mobilization; Effects of liberalization on the economy

7) What do you understand by equity-based crowdfunding? Critically examine the role of internet in crowdfunding and the various challenges it’s posing to regulators in developing countries like India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: employment

8) It was recently reported that the International Labour Organisation (ILO) is opposed to India’s labour reform measures. Write a critical note on these measures and examine why ILO is opposing to them. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

General Studies – 4

Topic: Emotional Intelligence – concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance. 

9) Do you think emotional intelligence (EI) is must for public servants, especially politicians?  Substantiate and also based on your personal experiences critically comment if public servants in India have adequate levels of EI. (200 Words)

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