[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 29 June 2015

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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 29 June 2015

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29 June  2015

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INTEGRATED APPROACH TO PRELIMS+MAINS – TIMETABLE

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times

1) Examine if the Sangam Literature can also be regarded as a source of history of kings and culture of the period during which it was created.  (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

 

General Studies – 2

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

2) The Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar (BCIM) corridor is an ambitious undertaking that hopes to connect Kolkata with Kunming, capital of the Yunnan province. However, this project is facing many traditional and nontraditional threats to become a reality. Critically analyse these threats. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs

3) Critically comment on the recent changes in the rules governing foreign funding of NGOs under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). (200 Words)

The Hindu

Business Standard

 

TopicBilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

4) Critically analyse how the Belt and the Road project of China benefits India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 3

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy

5) “The Union government has ambitious renewable energy targets of 100 gigawatts (GW) of solar power and 60GW of wind power by 2022. However, the government is also facing large deficits and competing budget priorities, and will need cost-effective ways to achieve these targets.” Elaborate and discuss these cost-effective ways. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic: Indian economy – resource mobilisation

6) “There is a certain paradox in the fact that India, since the 1991 reforms, has been trying to attract foreign direct investment for its development when the outward flow of FDI by Indian corporate houses is rising. ” Elaborate the statement and examine the causes of this paradox. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions

7) What do you understand by Mob Justice? Critically comment on the ethical aspect of this type of justice and explain as an administrator how will you deal with such incidences. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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