[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 November 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: World geography
Topic: changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes; Salient features of Indian society
2) Rivers in India are worshipped as holy places by millions of pilgrims. But due to certain rituals and practices, pilgrimages have become on of the major causes of river pollution in India. Write a critical note on this issue. (200 Words)
Topic: Role of women
Topic: Urbanisation problems; changes to geographical features
General Studies – 2
Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.
6) “If ultra-nationalism gains ground in New Delhi, it will only escalate further in the neighbouring capitals — where the easy path to ultra-nationalism has always been through opportunistic anti-Indianism.” In the light of India’s foreign policy in recent months vis a vis its neighbours, critically comment on the statement. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
General Studies – 4
Topic: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics
9) Man and animal conflicts are on the rise thanks to shrinking forests and destruction of wildlife habitat. Recently a middle aged man was killed by tiger when he was tending his cattle near a reserved forest. The villagers protested against the forest department and demanded the killing of tiger.