[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 10 December 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Salient features of Indian society
Topic: Poverty; Critical changes to geographical features
2) The Green Revolution, which undeniably ended the country’s “ship-to-mouth” existence and transformed it into an exporter of rice and wheat, has also led to lopsided growth in agriculture, causing regional and other disparities. Now coupled with frequent droughts, Indian agriculture is under distress. Examine what systemic measures need to be taken to address these problems. (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: River disputes;Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure,
Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections.
5) The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, (PWDA) completed two decades of existence this month. However, the majority of disabled people is yet to avail the entitlements envisaged under the law. Discuss the provisions of PWDA, reasons why its implementation is lopsided and efforts needed by government to implement this act in letter and spirit. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
6) India is home to 1,800 species and subspecies of butterflies that are increasingly being valued for aesthetic reasons. But their survival is threatened by variety of factors in India. Write a note on these threats. (150 Words)
Topic: Infrastructure – Housing
Topic: Prevention of money laundering
General Studies – 4