[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 16 October 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Art and culture
General Studies – 2
Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources.
2) “Brain trap is a result of the archaic educational, social, and economic systems that stifle most young minds from blossoming into creative thinkers and highly productive citizens.” With reference to India’s education system and in the context of debate on brain gain and brain drain theories, critically comment on the statement. (200 Words)
Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.
Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
General Studies – 3
Topic: Issues relating to intellectual property rights.
Topic: Awareness in the fields of bio-technology
Topic: Awareness in S&T
7) The 2015 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine goes to work with huge practical applications. Discuss briefly the research for which the Nobel prize was awarded and its applications in the health sector. (250 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values
8) Your twelve year old daughter asks her grandfather why she is not allowed to play with boys in the neighbourhood.Her grandfather keeps telling her it’s is for safety and it is against Indian culture for girls to mingle openly with boys outside her home. You have observed that she is very good in asking questions and has an inquisitive mind. When she would in turn ask him why it’s not against Indian culture for boys to mingle with other boys and girls, he would tell her that a child, especially girl child should not speak like that to elders like him. She used to be fond of her grandfather, but nowadays she is rather scared of him. She has also stopped asking questions these days. Your wife who has a modern outlook, and who is a teacher herself is closely watching her daughter’s conversations. These days she wants to move away to a new home with you and her daughter. She thinks that the future of her daughter will be in jeopardy if they continue to live together with her in-laws. She also thinks that both families can be happy if they live far away from each other.