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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 13 November 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 13 November  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Role of women

1) India’s GDP could see an additional increment of $0.7 trillion-$2.9 trillion by 2025 if women’s participation in the labour force increases, says a new study by McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). But achieving this would require concerted effort with targeted government intervention in key areas. Analyse these key areas. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Business Standard

General Studies – 2

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

2) Critically analyse India’s relationship with the United Kingdom. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Economic growth; Agriculture and technology

3) How can Make in India and Digital India programmes can be linked with agriculture to make the sector profitable and efficient? Suggest innovative ideas. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Topic:  Land reforms

4) In the light of successful digitisation and computerisation of land records for land owned by defence, an argument is made that the Indian Defence Estate Services (IDES) be changed to an Indian Estates Service to manage and digitise all land held by various government departments. Elaborate and examine why. (150 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic:Security challenges and their management in border areas; Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security

5) Write a critical note on the importance of cooperation between India and its neighbours in fighting non-state actors posing security threat to India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in public and private institutions

6) As the president of local School Development and Management Committee (SDMC), it was your responsibility to appoint a cook cum helper to the school to implement Mid Day Meal scheme as per guidelines issued by the government. After interviewing many aspirants, the executive body of SDMC zeroes in on four candidates comprising a dalit widow, an upper caste woman reeling under extreme poverty, a young woman infected with AIDS and a rape victim deserted by her family. The student strength in the school require only one cook cum helper to be appointed. The committee members authorise you to finalise one candidate and declare the result.

Whom will you choose and why? Justify giving suitable reasons. (200 Words)