Q9. It is found that there exists a social and economic disparity in water usage in India. Examine the problem and suggest how to overcome it.

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Q8. Do you think Indian concept of secularism is flawed compared to the western concept? Critically comment.

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Q7. Discuss the contribution made by women towards seeking women’s rights during the nineteenth century social reform movements.

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Q5. “The history of India’s National Family Welfare Programme teaches us that while the state can do a lot to try and create the conditions for demographic change, most demographic variables (specially those related to human fertility) are ultimately matters of economic, social and cultural change.” Discuss.

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Q4. Discuss the social and economic reasons why Indian cities are attracting increasing number of rural population towards them.

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Q2. Analyze the relationship between dependency ratio and economic growth, especially in the Indian context. Also examine how high dependency ratio might affect relationship between younger and older generations.

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Q3. Post economic liberalization, during which economic reforms were introduced, India witnessed a steep fall in child sex ratio compared to previous decades. Critically examine the causes.

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Q1. Critically discuss how did colonialism influence and shape contemporary Indian society.

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Insights Daily Current Events, 11 September 2015

Insights Daily Current Events, 11 September 2015 Archives Paper 1 Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. PM salutes Freedom Fighter Bagha Jatin, on the centenary of his martyrdom The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has saluted Freedom Fighter Bagha Jatin, on the …

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

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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.

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) The Hindu

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.

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) The Hindu

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.

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 …

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.

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 …