[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 21 April 2016
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Population and associated issues
1) “Despite a predominantly young population, a demographic dividend is unlikely to accrue to India unless the northern belt, the youngest region in the country in terms of population age, ramps up its performance on several socio-economic parameters.” Discuss. (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic:Structure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary
2) “It is unfortunate that the courts have become the arbiter of what constitutes true religion. This situation has arisen because the Indian state is the agent for the reform and management of Hinduism and its institutions.” Critically comment on the role being played by courts in deciding what constitutes true religion in India. (200 Words)
Topic:Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
3) If hotter, longer and deadlier summers are to be the new normal under a changing climate, proactive adaptation measures are required. This implies policy intervention and coordination across three sectors — health, water and power. Examine these policy interventions. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Disaster management
4) Why some regions in India are prone to frequent earthquakes? Examine the threats that earthquakes pose to these regions and the nature of preparedness needed to deal with these threats. (200 Words)
Topic: Economic growth; Resource mobilization; Employment; Industrial policies
General Studies – 4
Topic: Challenges of corruption