[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 July 2015
18 July 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Salient features of Indian society; Role of women
Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world
2) Critically examine the potential impact of exploring oil, natural gas, minerals and fish under the melting Arctic ice and comment if it worth to explore natural resources in the Arctic region. (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: Poverty issues; Performance of schemes for vulnerable sections
3) A recent World Bank report titled – “The State of Social Safety Net 2015” – estimates that 773 million people (which constitutes 55 per cent of world’s poor population) are in acute need of social safety coverage. In the light of this report, examine if India’s social sector schemes have helped its poor to gain social safety assurance. (200 Words)
Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.
General Studies – 3
Topic: Resource Mobilization
5) It is argued that holding large foreign exchange reserves, especially in US Dollar denominated securities will undermine monetary independence of India and will have fiscal implications. Critically examine why this argument is made and if it has any merits. (200 Words)
Topic: Economics of Animal Rearing
Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
7) Examine the advantages of mobile money over cash transfers and how it can help in financial inclusion of poor people. Also propose a model in this regard and discuss what needs to be done to implement this model effectively. (200 Words)
Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
General Studies – 4
Topic: Transparency in government; Ethics in public administration