[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 13 July 2015
13 July 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Salient features of Indian society; Role of women
1) Groundwater depletion in India is said to be worst in the world by NASA. Critically discuss the causes, and consequences of groundwater depletion on various sections of the society and sectors of economy. (200 Words)
Topic: Poverty and developmental issues
2) In the light of revelations made by recently released Socio-Economic and Caste Census, do you think there is a need for adopting different economic policy or development model in India? Critically comment. (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
Topic: India’s relations with its Neighbours
General Studies – 3
Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
5) In your opinion, what should be India’s strategic response to separatist movements, insurgency and terrorism? With emphasis on separatist movement in Jammu and Kashmir, critically analyse. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;
6) You are working as Superintendent of Police. Recently you arrested few criminals involved in a rape case. They happen to be distant relatives of Chief Minister of the state where you are serving. You get a call from the Chief Minister himself asking you to drop cases against all criminals immediately. You politely reject CM’s diktat. Next day, again you receive a call from CM. This time he threatens you with dire consequences if you do not follow his orders. As per your wife’s suggestion, you have recorded this conversation. Your wife, who is a social activist, releases the tape to media. Next day an FIR is lodged against you and your wife: accusing you of committing a rape; and against your wife on the charges of receiving illegal foreign funds to an NGO run by you both.