[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 15 September 2015
15 September 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Poverty and developmental issues
Topic: Social empowerment; Poverty; Salient features of Indian Society
Topic: History of the world – important events and their effect
General Studies – 2
Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations
Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health
5) “The difficulty that health systems in India unfortunately face is that since they were designed as Maternal and Child Health (MCH)-only systems, they have become chronically under-resourced and have now built a very high- cost but low-performance culture and a concomitant reputation.” Elaborate and examine what steps need to be taken to address concern raised in the statement. (200 Words)
Topic: Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries
General Studies – 3
Topic: Indian economy – growth; Industrial policies
7) Since last two decades, the share of manufacturing sector in India’s GDP is steadily declining despite government’s efforts to encourage industries to manufacture in India. Examine the reasons and suggest solutions. (200 Words)
Topic: Agri issues
General Studies – 4
Topic: Ethical concern and dilemma; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance
9) You are working as Deputy Collector in a district where mining is rampant. Recently, your close friend – a rich businessman who has interests in hospitality and mining – requested you to talk to a Station House Officer (SHO). SHO had warned your friend not to store explosives meant for mining in the basement of the hotel. Your friend had told SHO that storage was meant only for few days until some repair work was completed in their proper storage area outside the city. But SHO was adamant and had strictly warned your friend to remove explosives or face criminal case. Now your friend wants SHO to be warned by you to do favour to him. In the past he had helped financially and given moral support to you when you were about to abandon your studies due to poverty. Your friend assures you that explosives are safe and would cause no harm to anyone. Due to emergency he wants them to be stored only for few days.