[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 15 January 2016
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General Studies – 1;
General Studies – 2
Topic:Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora
4) “The rapid rise in the number of expatriate Indian technologists in USA comes in the decade when India—concerned about ‘brain-drain’—has launched a plethora of schemes to attract highly-qualified scientists back to India.” Why do you think USA continues to attract best brains from India? Is it a good trend? Critically discuss. (200 Words)
Topic: Features of constitution;
5) Do you think the Article 26(b) of the Indian constitution which grants to religious denominations the right to manage their own affairs in the matter of religion is antagonistic to other fundamental rights enshrined in it? Critically analyse. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Economic growth
6) It is said that reforms in bankruptcy laws can play a crucial role in economic growth and financial stability. In the light of increasing non-performing assets (NPAs) in banks, discuss the statement. (200 Words)
Topic: Challenges to internal security; Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
Topic: Indian economy – growth; Resource mobilization
General Studies – 4
Topic:Ethics in human actions; Ethical concerns and dilemma
9) There is a disaster prone state having frequent landslides, forest fires, cloudbursts, flash floods and earthquakes, etc. Some of these are seasonal and often unpredictable. The magnitude of the disaster is always unanticipated. During one of the seasons a cloudburst caused a devastating floods and landslides leading to high casualties. There was major damage to infrastructure like roads, bridges and power generating units. This led to more than 100000 pilgrims, tourist and other locals trapped across different routes and locations. The people trapped in your area of responsibility includes senior citizens, patients in hospitals, women and children, hiker, tourist, ruling parties, regional presidents along with his family, additional chief secretary of the neighboring state and prisoners in jail.