[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 20 June 2015
20 June 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Salient features of Indian Society; population and associated issues
1) According to a recent data, in 2013, for the fifth year in a row, the number of suicides in India stayed above one lakh and was only slightly lower than the previous year. Critically examine the causes behind this disturbing trend and measures needed to address this issue. (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: Structure and functioning of Judiciary; Accountability in governance
Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes;
3) “The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme–despite its failings and dismissals by prominent economists as a “dole”–is in consonance with the idea of sustainable development whose important cardinal components are economic, social and environmental sustainability.” Critically examine. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Economics of animal rearing
4) In Karnataka, Canine Research and Information Centre (CRIC) near Mudhol tehsil has achieved a twin objective of reviving the pure-bred Mudhol hound while providing a source of additional income for members of the S.C. and S.T. communities in the region. Discuss the significance of this achievement and examine if this model can be adopted for other native breeds of different animals that can be reared for profit. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: ethics in private and public relationships