Insights Secure-2014: UPSC Questions On Current Events and General Studies, June 16, 2014
16 June 2014
Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words
1.Critically examine the measures taken by the government to ensure safety for workers in industries.
2.Do you agree with the view that centralisation of decision-making powers and concentration of more powers with the Prime Minister would eventually lead to an authoritarian system of governance? In the context of India, critically comment.
3.Do you think India should be worried because of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) recent activities in Iraq? Critically examine why?
4.Recent announcement by the Rajasthan government about its intention to amend its labour laws have generated considerable debate. Examine what changes it intends to bring and discuss why have they generated much interest?
5.Comment on the strategic importance of Bhutan to India.
6.Critically discuss with examples, how, according to reports, terrorist organisations are funded.
7.Explain the growth and spread of Zoroastrianism in India. Write a note on the contribution of this religion to India’s culture.
8.”It is not enough to talk about pursuing excellence; to establish and build world-class universities of excellence, the ecosystem of higher education has to change dramatically. ” In the light of the statement, critically discuss which are all the changes that need to be brought in the higher education sector.
9.Why the Bill on Women’s Reservation in Parliament is not yet passed? What are the issues surrounding it? Examine.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
10.Critically examine the evolution of India’s missile program.