[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 11 July 2015

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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 11 July 2015

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11 July  2015

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Recent Compilation of Secure Q&A

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Salient features of Indian society; Role of women

1) Critically comment why construction of toilets and stopping the practice of open defecation in India is important from sociological viewpoint. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes;

2) Critically evaluate the performance of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme in Indian states and examine the challenges faced by the scheme in meeting its objectives. (200 Words)

Frontline

General Studies – 3

Topic: Infrastructure – energy

3) In layman words, explain the relationship between genes and cancer. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Reference

 

TopicEconomics of animal rearing

4) Write a note on the recent trends in the economics of meat market in India and the challenges facing the sector. (200 Words)

Frontline

 

TopicPrevention of money laundering; Paper-2 Bilateral relations

5) Analyse the significance of recent recent agreement signed between the governments of India and the United States to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) for both the countries. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Conservation

6) Critically examine how illegal mining of river sand in various parts of India is affecting the ecology of rivers and lives of people in the vicinity of these rivers. (200 Words)

Frontline

Frontline

 

General Studies – 4

Topic: Challenges of corruption; Transparency; Ethics in administration

7) Critically examine why the presence of functioning whistle-blower protection regime is important in public administration in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu