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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 08 July 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 08 July 2015

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08 July  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Salient features of Indian society; Role of Women

1) Critically comment on the Hindu Minority and Guardianship Act and its impact on Indian women. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Poverty and Developmental Issues

2) Critically evaluate India’s progress in achieving the targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 2

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

3) In your opinion, what should be the primary objectives of the New Development Bank being established by BRICS countries and how these objectives should be achieved? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

 

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

4) Analyse the importance of Central Asian countries in India’s fight against terrorism. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

TopicSeparation of powers between various organs 

5) “The National Judicial Appointments Commission gives government primacy over judiciary”. Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Role of civil services in a democracy

6) Reforming the police in India is sine qua non to ensure a functional democracy where citizens enjoy their rights without fear. In this regard, critically examine how the Supreme Court has played its role in enforcing police reforms with what outcome. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

General Studies – 3

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology

7) Write a note on the working principle of the Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) and its importance for India’s nuclear energy program. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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General Studies – 4

Topic: Challenges of corruption; Probity in public life

8) In recent years massive corruption in the competitive exams for professional courses and government conducted at both state and national level is coming into light thanks to vigilant media and courageous whistleblowers. In your opinion, what are the causes and consequences of this type of corruption? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint