[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 26 August 2015
26 August 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic:Population and related issues
General Studies – 2
Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests,
General Studies – 3
Topic: Developments in S&T: Paper – 2 Health related
Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.
Topic: Effect of liberalization
6) It is argued that the plunging crude oil prices aren’t just a boon for corporate India and the consumer but are an invaluable opportunity for the government to push for faster reform of pricing and distribution distortions in the oil and gas sectors. Elaborate. (200 Words)
Topic: Environmental pollution
7) Critically discuss the components of environmental remediation of contaminated sites and rehabilitation of affected people, and the policy measures taken by the government and related agencies to address this issue in India. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions
8) On your motorcycle you have brought your close friend to a nearby bus stop to bid him goodbye. One girl in her mid-twenties is standing besides you waiting for a bus. Your close friend, who is known for his bad manners, eve teases the girl. The girl slaps your friend in the public and warns him that if he doesn’t apologise to her, she would file a complaint against him and send him to jail. Your friend who is nervous, requests you to start the bike and help him escape from the scene.