[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 04 June 2015
04 June 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location
Topic: changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
General Studies – 2
Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies
4) It is said that the with more devolution of powers to states, the central government needs its own restructuring and reforms to be implemented to function efficiently post-devolution scenario. Comment on these impending restructuring and reforms measures. (200 Words)
Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests; Paper – 3 issues related to farm subsidies
5) Critically analyse why is India demanding a substantial cut in subsidies given by rich countries to their farmers. Do you think India should cut subsidies to its own farmers too? Comment. (200 Words)
Topic: Poverty and Hunger
6) According to the latest State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI 2015) report, the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving the proportion of chronically undernourished people in developing countries by 2015 is within reach, but only if progress accelerates sufficiently by the end of this year. Examine what factors play a critical role in achieving the hunger target. (200 Words)
Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate; Paper – 3 Security issues
8) Once every five years at the United Nations a conference is held to review compliance with the 1970 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and to advance nuclear disarmament. Just like previous attempts, the 2015 conference also failed to advance its objective. Critically examine why. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.
Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
General Studies – 4
Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;