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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 27 March 2015

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27 March  2015

 

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General Studies – 1;

 

Topic: changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

1) Examine the dangers that India’s agriculture face from climate change effects. In your opinion, what strategies need to be adopted by various stakeholders to minimise or mitigate adverse effects of climate change? Examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

TopicThe Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.

2) Critically analyse Gandhiji’s views on capitalism  and his relationship with industrialists during freedom struggle. (200 Words)

Business Standard

(You may refer Bipan Chandra’s book too)

 

Topic: changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

3) According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, the world on average has just 60 more years of growing crops. This is because of degradation of soil health around the world. Critically examine the importance of soil to humans, causes of their degradation and urgent measures needed to revive their health. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 2

 

Topic:  Indian Constitution-  features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 

4) In a recent verdict the Supreme Court held that the Section 69A of the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008, is not unconstitutional. Critically examine the significance and  ramifications of this ruling. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources.

5) Critically comment on the efficacy of provisions of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act in curbing consumption of tobacco in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 3

 

Topic: Awareness in the fields of  space

6) Write a critical note on cooperation between USA and Russia in Space exploration. Also examine if straining relations between two countries have any bearing on their mutual cooperation in future space missions. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Infrastructure – ports

7) Write a note on the objectives, key components and potential of newly proposed Sagar Mala project of the union government. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Reference

 

General Studies – 4

Topic:  Citizen’s Charters

8) Explain the role of citizen’s charters in public administration. Examine their components. (150 Words)

Reference