[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 22 October 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies
Topic: Salient features of Indian society
General Studies – 2
Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability,
4) “The recent Supreme Court’s decision allowing a wider use of Aadhaar should ensure improved governance that is both more humane and pragmatic in dispensing welfare benefits.” How can government ensure humane and pragmatic governance in using Aadhaar numbers? Critically examine. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Economic growth; Employment
5) The spectre of jobless growth has haunted the Indian growth and development narrative for decades and recent data suggests that this trend is still continuing. What are the reasons and implications? Examine. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration
6) Your roommate who is also preparing for civil services exam for past six years keeps telling you that he has lost zeal to serve public and his only motive to getting into IAS is to make money and enjoy power. Even though he made it into personality test stage four times in a row, he has not got any rank till now. He thinks he can not go back to his previous lucrative job as his ego is not permitting him to go. Moreover he is skeptical that the company might hire him for lesser salary that what he used to earn earlier. He is confident of clearing this exam in his next attempt. As fas as you know him, he was very motivated to serve people in the early days of exam preparation. He used to talk about helping weaker sections as an IAS officer. He used to motivate you to put interest of the public before anything else. But, now his tone has reversed. He wants to marry a rich girl, preferably a daughter of a powerful politician. He also wants to venture into business after making lots of money in IAS. There is clear chance of him getting selected into civil services as he seems to have corrected all his previous mistakes that he had committed in exam.