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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 04 December 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 04 December  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 

1) Critically examine the role of the Indian military  in giving birth to Bangladesh. (150 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

 

Topic: Urbanization; Critical changes in geographical features

2) Reckless urbanization is blamed for the frequent floods that affect many of Indian cities. What measures should be taken to avoid floods such as the one being witnessed by Chennai? Examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

General Studies – 2

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

3) Comment on the challenges that the new government in Myanmar would face as a democratically elected government. Examine if India can help Myanmar in this regard. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

4) What do you understand by Non-Polio Acute Flaccid Paralysis (NAAFP)? It is said that India might be polio-free but it is reporting the world’s largest number of NPAFP. Examine why. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism

5) In recent months, more Indians are being recruited by ISIS. In your opinion, what are the causes? Critically examine. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology

6) Write a note on the PRaVDA (Proton Radiotherapy Verification and Dosimetry Applications) project and proton therapy. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Agriculture, food security

7) Discuss the contentious issues related to agriculture and food security that India is negotiating with WTO. What will happen if India dilutes its stand on these issues in upcoming WTO meeting? Examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

TopicScience and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

8) Crypto currency bitcoin is gaining popularity in India, especially among companies and high-net worth individuals, for buying and selling, or as an asset. How does bitcoin function? Why is it gaining popularity? Examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic:Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

9) Whom do you consider your real teacher in your life and why? What qualities will you expect in a good teacher? Explain. (200 Words)

General