[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 11 September 2015
11 September 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)
1) Critically examine the problems and prospects of tea industry in India. (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health
2) TB is considered as one of the deadliest diseases in India. Examine why? Also discuss the need for its eradication and measures taken by government in this regard. (200 Words)
Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests;
3) “The Vienna Convention must not be a cover for rape and sexual abuse.” In the light of recent incident where a diplomat was found guilty of abusing and raping women, critically comment on the statement and also discuss the challenges such cases pose to India’s diplomacy. (200 Words)
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.
4) It is said that the doctrine of ‘shared sovereignty’, one of the demands of Naga rebels, can have unexpected consequences for India. Examine briefly the meaning of ‘shared sovereignty’ and examine what consequences this demand brings for India. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Infrastructure – energy
5) During weak monsoon, unscheduled load shedding is a common problem faced by consumers in many state. Examine the reasons and suggest solutions to this problem. (150 Words)
Topic: Economic growth and development; changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
6) In the light of declining growth and not so good performance by other sectors, it is said that micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) can act as engines of growth. Discuss the problems and potential of this sector. (200 Words)
Topic: Mobilisation of resources; Environmental pollution; etc
7) Odisha has become the first State in the country to issue rules for the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) – a body created to bring far-reaching changes to India’s mining regulations. Critically discuss what role can DMFs play in curbing illegal mining. (150 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Ethics terms
8) Define the following terms with suitable examples: