[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 13 May 2015

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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 13 May 2015

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13 May  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Effects of globalization on Indian society ; Salient features of Indian society

1) Since the late 1990s, peasant movements in India have almost vanished. Critically examine why. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

TopicRole of women and women’s organization

2) Write a critical note on why women are considered as an important factors in conservation of environment across the world. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

TopicDistribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent)

3) Explain land use pattern in India and why has the land under forest not increased much since 1960-61? Also examine why majority of landholdings in India are small. (200 Words)

NCERT, Geography, Class X, Chapter – 1

 

General Studies – 2

 

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

4) It is argued that India is unable to devise prudent and timely strategies to engage the northwestern region despite losing its strategic edge to other players in Afghanistan. Critically examine the reasons and suggest, in your opinion, what should India do to become a major player in the northwestern region. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 3

Topic:  Conservation

5) Critically comment on the strategy followed by India in conserving its wildlife and forest. (200 Words)

NCERT, Geography, Class X, Chapter – 2 

 

Topic:  basics of cyber security;

6) A recent study has indicated a dramatic rise in attacks by cyber criminals on Indian entities in recent years. Critically examine how these crimes should be tackled by concerned agencies and government. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

Topic: Money-laundering and its prevention

7) A recently set-up Special Investigative Team (SIT) on Black Money has recommended several measures to tackle the issue of black money circulation in its three separate reports. Comment on the important recommendations of these reports. (200 Words)

Business Standard

The Hindu

 

Topic: Indian economy and issues relating to economic growth and development

8) It is said that if India is to acquire a global role relative to its economic, geographic and demographic size, its economic growth needs to be underpinned by major productivity shifts and open markets and not by focusing more on redistribution. Elaborate. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

TopicIndian economy and issues relating to mobilization of resources

9) Write a critical note on the recent controversy of applicability of Minimum Alternative Tax to foreign portfolio investors. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

General Studies – 4

Topic: Strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance;

10) You are working as an head of a private software firm. As its head, what measures will you take (apart from government mandated measures) to ensure safe working place for women and completely stop sexual harassment of women workers. (150 Words)

The Hindu