[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 06 November 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Post-independence consolidation
1) Political scientists have pointed out that the Lok Sabha became more representative of the caste composition of India between the late 1980s and 2004, when the proportion of upper caste parliamentarians declined from nearly half to 34 per cent, while that of OBC members went up from 11 to 26 per cent. Discuss why this happened and the role of OBC politics in it. (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts
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: Role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges
5) Online radicalisation of youth is said to be a great threat to both India’s and world security. How one can stop such radicalisation without violating one’s fundamental rights? What measures has India taken in this regard? Critically discuss. (200 Words)
Topic: Food processing
General Studies – 4
Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in administration
7) Both as a researcher and administrator, you find out that an ancient tribe with a population of 1-2 thousand is living in a large swath of area which is extremely rich in rare earth minerals. These minerals, if mined and used, can help Indian economy immensely. These minerals would in fact transform India’s tech industry. At the same time, mining would destroy both the tribal culture and hills they worship. The tribe is known for their unique culture all over the world. They are sensitive to any external influence.