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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 14 January 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 14 January  2016

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General Studies – 1;

TopicRole of women; Social empowerment

1) “India stands out in the world because of shockingly low rates of recognised work participation by women (around 24 per cent) that have even declined over the past decade.” Critically examine the causes for this low rate. What measures should government take to increase work participation by women in both private and public organizations? Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint

General Studies – 2

TopicGovernment policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

2) A recent World Bank report has found that rather than the poor, the more affluent sections have garnered a disproportionate share of the benefits of rapid digital expansion. Why do you think this has happened and what measures should be taken to address this anomaly? Discuss. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

Topic:Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

3) Discuss the objectives and design of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana and examine how will this scheme benefit farmers. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Business Standard

Livemint

General Studies – 3

Topic:  Agriculture issues

4) Recently, two noted personalities authored a booklet named the Sarthak Krishi Yojana suggesting government various measures to revive agriculture in India.  Discuss the recommendations made in the booklet. (200 Words)

Reference

The Indian Express

Topic: Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance

5) In recent years many internet based start-ups have come up in food technology sector. Critically analyse their business model and their impact on the food sector. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic:Ethics in human actions; Ethical concerns and dilemma

6) A private company is known for its efficiency, transparency and employee welfare. The company though owned by a private individual has a cooperative character where employees feel a sense of ownership. The company employs nearly 700 personnel and they have voluntarily decided not to form union.

One day suddenly in the morning, about 40 men belonging to political party gate crashed into the factory demanding jobs in the factory. They threatened the management and employees, and also used foul language. The employees feel demoralized. It was clear that those people who gate crashed wanted to be on the payroll of the company as well as continue as the volunteers/members of the party.

The company maintains high standards in integrity and does not extend favours to civil administration that also includes law enforcement agency. Such incident occur in public sector also. (20 Marks) (250 Words)

(a) Assume you are the CEO of the company. What would you do to diffuse the volatile situation on the date of gate crashing with the violent mob sitting inside the company premises?

(b) What can be the long term solution to the issue discussed in the case?

(c) Every solution/action that you suggest will have a negative and a positive impact on you as (CEO), the employees and the performance of the employees. Analyse the consequences of each of your suggested actions

CSM 2015

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