[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 16 July 2015
16 July 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Urbanisation – problems and remedies
General Studies – 2
Topic: Significant provisions of Indian Constitution; Important aspects of governance
Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes
3) Many central government welfare schemes aimed at providing affordable housing and employment opportunities through cheap loans face various hurdles in their implementation. Examine what these hurdles are and comment on government’s response to address these hurdles. (200 Words)
Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests
4) It is said that if India agrees to the commitments sought from it by the developed countries at WTO, this would limit the policy space of the government in respect of certain categories of farm subsidies. Do you agree? If so, how should India respond to the demands made on it? Critically discuss. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology
Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism
General Studies – 4
Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions
8) You are posted as Block Development Officer in a naxal activities hit region. As soon as you assume your office, you receive a note from an unknown source. It asks you to transfer ‘X’ amount of money every month to a local naxal leader failing which you would be abducted and killed. The note asks you to meet an unknown person at ‘Y’ place and get details about where, when and how to pay the money. The note tells you that in case you inform the police, you and your family would be killed.
You show this note to your friends and family. Some suggest you to go back to old posting by paying bribe to concerned authorities; some suggest you to resign; others suggest you that the practice of giving ‘protection money’ is common in the region and if you too pay this money regularly you could live a peaceful life.