[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: August 04 2015
04 August 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.
1) Critically analyse the origin of tensions between Naga rebels and the government of India, the nature of demands between them and the significance of the peace accord that was recently signed between the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) and the union government. (200 Words)
Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
General Studies – 2
Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.
3) Recently, major political parties in Sri Lanka rejected the Tamil National Alliance (TNA)’s demand for federalism. Critically examine the major demands of TNA, why Sri Lankan parties are opposed to them and India’s stand on the issue. (200 Words)
Topic: Important aspects of governance
General Studies – 3
Topic: Conservation, Environmental pollution and degradation
5) Recently the US government released new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules and a Clean Power Plan to address the challenges of climate change effects. Critical comment on the significance of the plan and examine why some sections are opposed to this. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions
6) You are now a retired police officer. During your service you were known for utmost honesty and integrity. You were loved by the people wherever you served as an officer. Recently, you were diagnosed with a harmless cancer, which if neglected would turn into malignant and life-threatening one. You are advised to undergo surgery immediately. In the hospital where you are undergoing treatment, an oncologist comes to know that you were the person who had rescued his mother and him from being beaten to death by relatives over property issue, and later given his mother job and enabled her to lead an independent life. Out of gratitude, he now wants to treat you without charging a penny. He also tells you that he would waive all medical expenses. But, you do not agree with this and tell him that you can manage the expenses. However, the oncologist insists and cures you of cancer free of cost. He also tells you that he would regularly visit you and keep a track of your health.