4) It is observed that newly constructed roads in India do no last longer and they frequently fail the quality test. Critically examine the reasons and suggest what measures will you take as an administrator to ensure the construction of quality roads.

Topic: Infrastructure – roads 4) It is observed that newly constructed roads in India do no last longer and they frequently fail the quality test. Critically examine the reasons and suggest what measures will you take as an administrator to ensure the construction of quality roads. (200 Words) The Hindu

3) The setting up of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and opening of its doors to some of the European countries as its founding members has upset the USA. Critically examine why. Also examine how will a strong AIIB affect India’s interests in the region.

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, 3) The setting up of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and opening of its doors to some of the European countries as its founding members has upset the USA. Critically examine why. Also examine how will a strong AIIB affect India’s interests in the …

1) Open defecation in Bangladesh is almost non – existent compared to India where it is widespread. Critically examine social, economic and cultural reasons behind this practice in India and what should be government’s approach towards eliminating this practice.

Topic:   Salient Features of Indian Society 1) Open defecation in Bangladesh is almost non – existent compared to India where it is widespread. Critically examine social, economic and cultural reasons behind this practice in India and what should be government’s approach towards eliminating this practice. (200 Words) Business Standard

The Big Picture – Land Bill: Can amended version stand scrutiny?

Summary: The confrontation and controversy over the land acquisition bill continues despite the amended version having been passed by the Lok Sabha. The ordinance brought in by the new government which had amended several provisions of the law enacted in 2013 by the UPA government had faced stiff resistance. Some of the clauses including the …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 19 March 2015

Archives – Secure 2015 19 March  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‘.  Please Check This Article for Latest Update and New Initiative and …

13) In your opinion, what constitutes non-discriminatory attitudes towards women? Critically discuss in the light of comments often made against women and their appearance by both the people in responsible positions and common man.

Topic:  moral and political attitudes; 13) In your opinion, what constitutes non-discriminatory attitudes towards women? Critically discuss in the light of comments often made against women and their appearance by both the people in responsible positions and common man.  (200 Words) The Hindu

12) India is yet to sign the Mine Ban Treaty which has been signed by eighty percent of the governments worldwide. Critically examine why there is growing argument against the use of anti-personnel landmine and why is India still reluctant to sign the treaty.

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas; Paper – 2 (Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests ) 12) India is yet to sign the Mine Ban Treaty which has been signed by eighty percent of the governments worldwide. Critically examine why there is growing argument against the use …

10) How successful have been the measures taken during last two years to improve exports from the country and revive investors interest in India? Critically examine.

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.  10) How successful have been the measures taken during last two years to improve exports from the country and revive investors interest in India? Critically examine. (200 Words) India – 2015/2014, Chapter – 7, Commerce

9) In recent years, imposing tax with retrospective effect on private companies has become a major concern with the foreign investors. Critically examine this issue and opine if retrospective taxation is a necessary instrument in resource mobilization. (

Topic: changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth; mobilization of resources 9)  In recent years, imposing tax with retrospective effect on private companies has become a major concern with the foreign investors. Critically examine this issue and opine if retrospective taxation is a necessary instrument in resource mobilization. (200 Words) Business Standard

7) In the light of the Supreme Court of India’s recent order that the Aadhar number is not compulsory to avail services by citizens, critically examine the limitations of Aadhaar project vis a vis providing services to the people.

Topic: e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; 7) In the light of the Supreme Court of India’s recent order that the Aadhar number is not compulsory to avail services by citizens, critically examine the limitations of Aadhaar project vis a vis providing services to the  people. (200 Words) The Indian Express

5) India’s education system is in dire need of qualitative reforms. If you are asked to prepare a list of priorities for educational governance, what would that be? Also critically analyse those priorities.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education 5) India’s education system is in dire need of qualitative reforms. If you are asked to prepare a list of priorities for educational governance, what would that be? Also critically analyse those priorities. (200 Words) Livemint

4) The recent ebola epidemic has killed thousands in Africa. It is said that the world doesn’t have a system in place to fight such epidemics. Critically analyse what the world lacks in fighting epidemics and what needs to be done to avert such epidemics in future.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health 4) The recent ebola epidemic has killed thousands in Africa. It is said that the world doesn’t have a system in place to fight such epidemics. Critically analyse what the world lacks in fighting epidemics and what needs to be done to avert …

2) What are the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of India. Write a critical note on the institutional mechanism that exists to protect and propagate these cultural heritages.

Topic:  Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 2) What are the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of India. Write a critical note on the institutional mechanism that exists to protect and propagate these cultural heritages.(200 Words) India – 2015/2014, Chapter – 5, Culture and …

1) Smart cities need to be designed keeping in mind our biggest objectives — sustainable inclusive development and social transformation. Critically examine if the government’s smart city project meets these two objectives.

Topic: Urbanization 1) Smart cities need to be designed keeping in mind our biggest objectives — sustainable inclusive development and social transformation. Critically examine if the government’s smart city project meets these two objectives. (200 Words)  The Indian Express