Insights Daily Current Events, 20 February 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 20 February 2015 India Votes The first copy of Election Commission’s prestigious publication ‘INDIA VOTES’ was presented to the President of India recently. About the Book: The book ‘INDIA VOTES’ attempts to encapsulate the most critical and outstanding features of the Indian elections for a concise yet comprehensive, fact-filled and inside-eye …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 20 February 2015

Archives – Secure 2015 20 February  2015 General Studies – 1; Topic: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1) Recently it was proposed to create Special Entertainment Zones (SEZ) in Mumbai where designated night zones (open 24 x 7) will be created and allow people to entertain themselves securely. Do you find this …

9) We observe that some people love their pets more than they love their relatives. In some cases, some people adopt pets and look after them as their own sons and daughters. In your opinion, which factors determine people’s love for their near and dear ones? Do you think it is ethical to treat animals better than humans or vice versa? Discuss.

Topic:  Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics;  9) We observe that some people love their pets more than they love their relatives. In some cases, some people adopt pets and look after them as their own sons and daughters. In your opinion, which factors determine people’s love for their near …

8) How do you analyse the maoist movement (naxalite) in the context of globalisation and its effects, especially developmental projects that are being implemented, on the regions affected by maoist insurgency?

Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism 8) How do you analyse the maoist movement (naxalite) in the context of globalisation and its effects, especially developmental projects that are being implemented, on the regions affected by maoist insurgency? (200 Words) The Hindu

6) “The Draft National Health Policy 2015 fails to tackle head-on the core problem of the Indian health system: its management, administration and overall governance structure.” Critically examine.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.  6) “The Draft National Health Policy 2015 fails to tackle head-on the core problem of the Indian health system: its management, administration and overall governance structure.” Critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

5) In the light of increasing deaths caused by swine flu in the country, critically examine what mechanism exists in the country to prevent the spread of epidemics like swine flu and what measures need to be taken by common man to safeguard himself/herself against swine flu.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources 5) In the light of increasing deaths caused by swine flu in the country, critically examine what mechanism exists in the country to prevent the spread of epidemics like swine flu and what measures need to be taken by common …

4) In your opinion, how much of public opinion is considered in formulating policies that concern common man by the governments at the centre and states? Also examine how can information technology be used to ‘listen’ to public opinion.

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, 4) In your opinion, how much of public opinion is considered in formulating policies that concern common man by the governments at the centre and states? Also examine how can information technology be used to ‘listen’ to public opinion. …

3) India is Israel’s biggest purchaser of its defence equipments and both countries regard each other as natural allies. Do you think Israel qualifies as India’s natural ally in the region? Critically discuss.

Topic: India and its neighbours 3) India is Israel’s biggest purchaser of its defence equipments and both countries regard each other as natural allies. Do you think Israel qualifies as India’s natural ally in the region? Critically discuss. (200 Words) Business Standard 

2) “Academic governance in the country remains deeply vulnerable to the opinions of the ruling government.” Do you agree with this opinion? If this is true, what measures need to be taken by both the academics and politicians to protect the autonomy of academic governance in the country? Critically examine.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 2) “Academic governance in the country remains deeply vulnerable to the opinions of the ruling government.” Do you agree with this opinion? If this is true, what measures need to be taken by both the academics and …

1) Recently it was proposed to create Special Entertainment Zones (SEZ) in Mumbai where designated night zones (open 24 x 7) will be created and allow people to entertain themselves securely. Do you find this proposal socially, culturally and economically good for cities such as Mumbai, Kolkatta, Delhi and other metros? Can this idea be extended to tier-2 cities? Critically comment.

Topic: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1) Recently it was proposed to create Special Entertainment Zones (SEZ) in Mumbai where designated night zones (open 24 x 7) will be created and allow people to entertain themselves securely. Do you find this proposal socially, culturally and economically good for cities such as …