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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 July 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 July 2015

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24 July  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies; Effects of globalization on Indian society 

1) It is found that hypertension is rapidly increasing in both rural and urban population in India thanks to rapid urbanisation. Discuss its causes, trends and consequences. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic: Population and related issues

2) China plans to relax its controversial one-child policy this year to allow all couples to have a second child. Examine why and also discuss if it is time for India to adopt its own ‘one-child policy’? If not, comment on efforts made to control population in India at present. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Financial Times

 

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

3) Write a note on the contribution of ancient Indian poets and writers to the field of mathematics. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 2

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections

4) States like Maharashtra, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Karnataka have launched exercise for the establishment of District Mineral Foundation Trust  (DMFT). Critically examine the role and significance of DMFT. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

Topic: Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure

5) In the light of ongoing controversy on land acquisition law, it is argued that the states in India should be allowed to bring their own legislation to amend land acquisition act or enact their own land laws. Critically examine the merit in this argument. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections

6) Critically analyse how does the Indian Constitution strive to guarantee the rights of tribal population who have been neglected both in the past and present. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Salient features of Constitution; Transparency

7) Is Right to Privacy a Fundamental Right in India? In the light of concerns raised against government’s initiatives to collect personal data from citizens, critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 3

Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism; Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security

8) Does India need a ‘a coherent national strategy’ to take on Islamic State and to  prevent Indians from joining this organisation? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 4

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 

9) “Compassion is the basis of morality.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer

Examine the relevance of the meaning of this quote for a public servant. (200 Words)

General