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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 22 December 2015

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 22 December  2015

Archives – Secure 2015

Welcome to Insights Secure – 2016. We are happy to start 2016 journey on a positive note. 20 out of 20 questions in UPSC Mains GS Paper – 2 were covered under this initiative, and 19 out of 20 in Paper – 3. 

We will be modifying Secure a bit to make sure that we will cover more of GS-1 too.

You can check repeated Paper – 2 questions HERE.

 

Click on EACH question to post/read  answers.

General Studies – 1;

Topic:Critical changes to geographical features; Resources

1) Do you think low oil prices will adversely impact efforts to mitigate climate change? Examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

General Studies – 2

TopicEffect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests,

2) The gross enrolment ratio (GER) in higher education in India has improved to 23.6 per cent in 2014-15 from 21.5 per cent in 2012-13. Has this improvement been translated into improvement in quality if higher education? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

Topic: Features of Constitution

3) Do you think the Agamas, practised in SOuth Indian temples,  violate Articles 14 and 15 and 17? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth

4) What do you understand by Money Bill? Recently Bankruptcy Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha as a money Bill. Examine the important features of this Bill and its benefits for Indian economy. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

Topic: Investment Models

5) The ministry of road-transport and highways is likely to award three projects under a hybrid annuity model (HAM). Examine the features of HAM model and compare it with PPP model. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

TopicFood security and PDS

6) It is often argued that the Food Corporation of India (FCI) is a highly inefficient organisation. Do you agree? Substantiate and suggest reforms. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

Topic: Environmental pollution, conservation

7) During the recent Paris Climate Agreement governments agreed to limit warming to well below 2°C and pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. However, it is said that there is scanty evidence of the technological pathways that can deliver the higher ambition. Critically analyse the issue. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic: Dimensions of ethics

8) What do you understand by environmental ethics? Discuss the importance of human values in solving environmental problems. (200 Words)

General