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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 23 December 2015

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 23 December  2015

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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, 18 out of 20 in Paper – 1 and 3 both (You can check details here)

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: Resources; Location of industries

1) Why is fisheries categorised as sunrise sector in India? Examine the problems and prospects and measures taken by the government to boost this sector. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

Topic: Modern history of India

2) Why did China withdraw from captured Indian territory in 1962? Also examine how did America help India during this War. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 2

TopicParliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.

3) What is the rationale behind nominating members to Rajya Sabha? Do you think this provision should be repealed from the Constitution? Justify. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Rajya Sabha

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections.

4) Critically comment on the important provisions of the new Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2015. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

 

TopicParliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.

5) “The Upper House is a creation of imperialism and independent India did not need it.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

TopicRole of civil services in a democracy

6) “The Achilles heel of the Indian Police is the inadequately staffed, under-equipped, and soulless police station, something that has brought ignominy to the whole force.” In your opinion, what needs to be done to change this image of police in India? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Economic growth

7) “One of the biggest economic surprises of 2015 is that the stunning drop in global oil prices did not deliver a bigger boost to global growth.” Discuss. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

Topic: Awareness in biotechnology; Achievements of Indians in S&T

8) What are 3D bio-printed tissues? How they are printed? Examine their advantages and clinical applications. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

TopicEnergy

9) Write a note on India’s strategic crude oil reserves programme. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

Topic: Government Budgeting

10) Do you think budget making process in India is a participatory one? Discuss its shortcomings. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

General Studies – 4

Topic: Dimensions of ethics

11) The need for standard-setting action in the field of bioethics is felt throughout the world, often expressed by scientists and practitioners themselves and by lawmakers and citizens. Examine the relationship between bioethics and human rights, and what states can do to ensure bioethics in research. (200 Words)

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