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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 12 December 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 12 December  2015

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General Studies – 1;

TopicPoverty and developmental issues

1) Economic and social inequality is a major problem, implicated in poverty, ill health and exploitation. Inequality has increased in many countries since the 1980s and it is also widely seen as unfair. Discuss the causes. (200 Words)

EPW

General Studies – 2

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests

2) It is said that if India sheds its inhibitions and participates actively in the implementation of China’s One Best One Road initiative, it stands to gain substantially in terms of trade. Critically examine. (200 Words)

EPW

 

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

3) The data from the Rapid Survey on Children conducted in 2013-14 shows some but patchy progress between 2005-06 and 2013-14 in maternal and child health indicators. Critically examine the causes of poor progress in this regard. (200 Words)

EPW

TopicBilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 

4) Discuss the issues affecting implementation of TAPI pipeline project and, if implemented, its benefits for India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein

5) Critically comment on The Supreme Court’s endorsement of the Haryana government’s decision to prescribe educational qualifications for candidates contesting panchayat polls. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

General Studies – 3

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology;

6) “India needs to become more rational and less superstitious as a society in order to advance.” Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Probity in Governance

7) Why do you think some civil servants, recruited through a transparent selection process, tend to become corrupt? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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