[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 14 September 2015
14 September 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
Topic: Poverty and developmental issues
2) UN experts opine the overall success or failure of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be determined by the results of a single country—India. Critically examine the challenges that India might face in implementing SDGs and possible solutions to these challenges. (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: Transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures
3) In recent years corruption and malpractices in job recruitment exams conducted by State Public Service Commissions are on the rise. In your opinion, what measures need to be taken by these Commissions and governments to conduct fair and transparent examination process for recruiting deserving candidates? Discuss. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Industrial policies and their effects
4) It is said that the Indian steel industry is facing several problems thanks to both domestic and international factors. Discuss what these factors are and do you think imposing higher tariff would provide some reprieve to the industry? Examine. (200 Words)
Topic: Resource mobilization
Topic: Inclusive development and issues
General Studies – 4
Topic: Ethical concern and dilemma
8) As an officer of Archeological Survey of India, you are given responsibility to secure and excavate a fertile farmland where recently a farmer has found remnants of an ancient civilization. Someone tells the farmer that if he allows excavation in his land, it would become ‘protected’ site and he would lose his farmland forever to the government. The villagers, majority of whom are poor and marginal landholders, protest against the government and request you to not to step on their farmland. They tell you that for them growing food is more important than archeology.