DAY – 5: Insights Self Study Guide for Prelims + Mains – 2015

DAY – 5: Insights Self Study Guide for Prelims + Mains – 2015 03 June 2015 Following Questions are Based on this TIMETABLE ARCHIVES …. Descriptive Questions: (Mainly Aimed at Prelims-2015, hence Questions will be Mostly Factual) CLICK on the questions to answer them: 1) Write a note on the sources and  the limitations of the …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 03 June 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 03 June 2015 Archives – Secure 2015 03 June  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 …

10) What do you understand by probity in public life? It is generally perceived that many politicians lack probity in public life. How can probity be inculcated in such politicians who lack this quality? Critically comment.

Topic: Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; 10) What do you understand by probity in public life? It is generally perceived that many politicians lack probity in public life. How can probity be inculcated in such politicians who lack this quality? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Hindu

7) Despite the Supreme Court’s judgement that it is unconstitutional to repromulgate ordinances, unless in exceptional circumstances, why successive governments in India have repromulgated ordinances on many occasions? Critically examine.

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these; Functioning of executive 7) Despite the Supreme Court’s judgement that it is unconstitutional to repromulgate ordinances, unless in exceptional circumstances, why successive governments in India have repromulgated ordinances on many occasions? Critically examine. (200 Words) The Hindu

5) India’s National Capital Territory enjoys special status compared to other metropolitan cities in India. Examine how other federal governments such as USA and Australia, and unitary governments such as China have devolved powers to their Capital Territories compared to India’s National Capital Territory and comment if Delhi should be given full statehood.

Topic: Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein; Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries 5) India’s National Capital Territory enjoys special status compared to other metropolitan cities in India. Examine how other federal governments such as USA and Australia, …

4) Recently India and Iran signed a memorandum of understanding to develop Chabahar Port in Iran. Critically discuss the significance of this MoU for both the countries

Topic:  Bilateral agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests; India and its neighborhood- relations.   4) Recently India and Iran signed a memorandum of understanding to develop Chabahar Port in Iran. Critically discuss the significance of this MoU for both the countries. (200 Words) Business Standard 

3) Considering long delays in arriving at a final solution by the tribunals in the cases of river disputes, do you think setting up of tribunals was a right decision to resolve river disputes instead of handing over these cases to regular courts? Critically comment.

Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies 3) Considering long delays in arriving at a final solution by the tribunals in the cases of river disputes, do you think setting up of tribunals was a right decision to resolve river disputes instead of handing over these cases to regular courts? Critically comment. (200 Words) The Hindu