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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 28 August 2015
28 August 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
1) Indian cities are experiencing mega traffic congestion problem with each passing day. In your opinion, what are the root causes of this problem and what urgent measures need to be taken to address this problem. Critically analyse. (200 Words)
Topic: Salient features of Indian society; Social Empowerment
2) In your opinion, what are the underlying causes of anti-reservation movements that are taking place in some parts of India? Critically examine. Also suggest if such movements should be allowed to take place by the government. (200 Words)
Topic: population and associated issues
General Studies – 2
Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
4) Critically examine the rationale behind forcing government servants to send their kids to government schools. Do you think such policy by the government would meet its objectives? Critically comment. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Awareness in the fields of Space; Indians achievement in S&T
Topic: Indian economy – employment
General Studies – 4
Topic: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; Ethical dilemma
7) One of your friends, who is very ambitious to achieve higher social status by acquiring wealth by any means, is planning to force her present husband to divorce her by threatening him that she would file police complaint against him accusing him of domestic violence, and then marry a rich realtor who has fallen in love with her. You are well aware of her plans to use the rich realtor to acquire wealth. She keeps on promising you that she would make you rich too. She has been of great support to you through all of your struggles and you consider her as you strength and moral support. She shares all her secrets with you believing that you would safeguard them. Meanwhile, your husband who doesn’t like the attitude of your friend is asking you to stay away from her. He is forcing you to break friendship with her.