[HINDI MEDIUM] Insights Secure – 2015: Questions on Current Events, 24 February 2015

Archives – Hindi Archives – English Translation By: Praveen Kurre Insights Secure – 2015 – Hindi 24.02.2015 General Studies – 1; सिलेबस:  18 वीं सदी के लगभग मध्य से लेकर वर्तमान समय तक का आधुनिक भारतीय इतिहास-महत्वपूर्ण घटनाएँ, व्यक्तित्व, विषय। 1)  कुछ स्तंभकारों ने  ऐसा तर्क दिए हैं कि महाराष्ट्र के एक संत गाडगे बाबा (1876-1956) को …

Insights Daily Current Events, 24 February 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 24 February 2015 Exercise Surya Kiran Commences in Nepal What is it? It is joint Indo Nepal military exercise. The focus of the ongoing exercise is to carry out Counter Insurgency and Counter Terrorist Operations in mountainous and jungle terrain and to practice facets of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief including …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 February 2015

Archives – Secure 2015 24 February  2015   If facing problem in loading of Disqus Comments, please clear Cache and Cookies in your Browser and then reload the page. This will solve the problem. Alternatively you can open the page in ‘incognito/safe browsing mode‘.  General Studies – 1; Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of …

8) It is expected that if recommendation of a key report on oil sector reforms by a panel under former Finance Secretary Vijay Kelkar, are implemented, these could bring down the country’s annual $150-billion oil import bill by at least $40 billion. Examine how.

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.  8) It is expected that if recommendation of a key report on oil sector reforms by a panel under former Finance Secretary Vijay Kelkar, are implemented, these could bring down the country’s annual $150-billion oil import bill by at least …

7) Some economists argue that the government should continue with ‘good subsidies’ and do away with ‘bad’ subsidies. In your opinion, which subsidies do you consider as good and bad in India? Explain why.

Topic: Indian economy, Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies  7) Some economists argue that the government should continue with ‘good subsidies’ and do away with ‘bad’ subsidies. In your opinion, which subsidies do you consider as good and bad in India? Explain why. (200 Words) Business Standard

6) “Agricultural scientists are being driven to frustration, thanks to the government’s lingering indecision on the genetically-modified (GM) crops technology.” Critically discuss why government has not taken a firm decision yet and why agricultural scientists are frustrated with government’s indecision.

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life;   6) “Agricultural scientists are being driven to frustration, thanks to the government’s lingering indecision on the genetically-modified (GM) crops technology.” Critically discuss why government has not taken a firm decision yet and why agricultural scientists are frustrated with government’s indecision. (200 Words) …

5) India’s coal based thermal power plants are known for emitting highly polluting gases thanks to poor quality coal that India has. In the light of recent coal block auction and the triumphalism associated with it, critically examine the costs of continuing with existing technology and what needs to be done to address the issue.

Topic: environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment 5) India’s coal based thermal power plants are known for emitting highly polluting gases thanks to poor quality coal that India has. In the light of recent coal block auction and the triumphalism associated with it, critically examine the costs of continuing with existing technology and what needs to …

4) It is often argued that the Official Secrets Act (OSA) which is of 1923 vintage and a complicated piece of legislation has no reason to remain on our statute books after the Right to Information Act of 2005. In the light of leak of important information from key ministries of the union government, critically comment.

Topic:Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability 4) It is often argued that  the Official Secrets Act (OSA) which is of 1923 vintage and a complicated piece of legislation  has no reason to remain on our statute books after the Right to Information Act of 2005. In the light of leak of important information from …

3) Over the fast few years spending on social sectors by the union government is either flatlined or reduced. Examine its implications on social sector and critically comment on changing priorities of government at the cost of social sector.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources; 3) Over the fast few years spending on social sectors by the union government is either flatlined or reduced. Examine its implications on social sector and critically comment on changing priorities of government at the cost of social sector. (200 Words) The …

2) Recently it was found out that a total of 688 government primary schools in Karnataka had no students and 9,503 government schools in the State had 20 or less children studying in them. Many other states in India face similar situation too. Examine the reasons behind this trend and suggest measures to increase enrolment in government schools.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources; 2) Recently it was found out that a total of 688 government primary schools in Karnataka had no students and  9,503 government schools in the State had 20 or less children studying in them. Many other states in India face similar situation …