[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 28 October 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: World history
General Studies – 2
Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
General Studies – 3
Topic: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country,
Topic: Agricultural issues – Green revolution, subsidies, etc
4) “From the breadbasket of India, Punjab has become a basket-case economy. The expected progression of Punjab from agricultural economy to industrial powerhouse to service-sector leader never took place.” Critically examine why. (200 Words)
Topic: Indian economy – growth and employment
Topic: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country
General Studies – 4
Topic: Ethics in public life; Empathy towards weaker sections
7) You are working as Panchayat Development officer in a gram panchayat. Your work involves proper implementation of government schemes at local level. One day a very old lady comes to you and tell you that her hut has been completely destroyed due to heavy rain and she has no place to sleep. She tells you that she is treated as outcast by villagers for many years and nobody is coming forward to help. She requests you to grant her home under any of government’s schemes. You are not authorized to do so unless a proper gram sabha is held to choose beneficiaries. Moreover villagers are opposed to any help to old lady.