[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 27 July 2015
27 July 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Social empowerment; Role of women
General Studies – 2
Topic: Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs
Topic: Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure
Topic: e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential
Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations
5) Analyse the major areas of cooperation between India and Central Asian countries. Also examine if India is well placed to compete with Russia and China in the region to play an important role in security matters in the region. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
Topic: Resource mobilization; Prevention of money laundering
7) What do you understand by Round-tripping? Examine the relationship between P-Notes and Round-tripping. Recently SEBI, Supreme Court and Government have initiated measures either to bring back black money or to curb its circulation. In this regard, discuss why addressing issues related to P-Notes and Round-tripping is critical. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Ethical concern and dilemma
8) You are working as Superintendent of jail. A politician convicted of rape and murder who has already served 2 years in jail is under severe depression. His wife is on death bed due to cancer. He requests you to allow him to see his wife at his home one last time before she dies. He was a high profile politician and has lots of enemies in the opposition party. Your wife, who is a social worker, after coming to know about convict’s request, requests you to allow him to see his wife once subverting court procedures.