[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 13 January 2016
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues
General Studies – 2
Topic: Transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
Topic: Important aspects of governance,
General Studies – 3
Topic: Idigenization of technology and developing new technology
5) Recently the union government announced the contours of new defence procurement procedure (DPP). Discuss its highlights, how it is different from DPP-2013 and examine if it compliments the Make in India initiative. (200 Words)
Topic:Inclusive growth; Awareness in IT; Infrastructure
6) Information and communication technology (ICT) has been shown to be a powerful facilitator for meeting the Millennium Development Goals. In this regard, it is argued that a fibre optic network is a “durable” solution to increase internet connectivity across country. What challenges the government should address to provide national optic fibre network and what are its benefits? Examine. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic:Ethics in human actions; Ethical concerns and dilemma
7) You are the Sarpanch of a Panchayat. There is a primary school run by the government in your area. Midday meals are provided to children attending the school. The headmaster has now appointed a new cook in the school to prepare the meals. However, when it is found that cook is from Dalit community, almost half of the children belonging to higher castes are not allowed to take meals by their parents. Consequently the attendance in the schools falls sharply. This could result in the possibility of discontinuation of midday meal scheme, thereafter of teaching staff and subsequent closing down the school. (20 Marks) (250 Words)