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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 29 September 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 29 September  2015

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29 September  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Poverty and developmental issues

1) Is it better for the poor to access a bit of the Internet for free with a few strings attached rather than have no access to it at all? In the light of debate on internet.org (Free Basics) initiative, critically comment. (200 Words)

LiveMint

 

Topic: World Physical Geography

2) Explain different types of tides and their causes. Examine how will Supermoon impact tides around the world and especially in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

BBC

 

General Studies – 2

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.

3) It is revealed that the Government spends Rs. 2.7 lakh a month per Member of Parliament (MP). Do you think this expenditure is justified considering they are elected representatives and public servants? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

 

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 

4) Why do you think, unlike other strong regional blocks such as ASEAN or EU where strong economic linkages exist, the South Asian region does not have such linkages? Discuss.  (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

TopicEffect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests,

5) Indian solar cell manufacturers have, for the second time, approached the government for imposing anti-dumping duties on the large-scale import of solar cells. What do you understand by anti-dumping duties? How will its imposition help Indian manufacturers and affect foreign vendors? Examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

General Studies – 3

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth

6) What do understand by secular stagnation? Examine why economists are worried about this. Also examine if India is undergoing secular stagnation. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Reference (Project Syndicate)

Reference (Project Syndicate)

 

Topic: Achievements of Indians in S&T

7) Write a note on Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro)’s commercial arm Antrix Corporation and its achievements. Do you think ISRO should be allowed to involve in commercial ventures? Critically comment. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

General Studies – 4

Topic: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions

8) You are working as Superintendent of Police. Recently it was alleged that a woman constable from your office was found assaulting a teenage girl at a function. It was also found that the girl was assaulted because she raised legitimate questions about not allowing her to attend the function which was restricted to people of a particular caste alone. A video was found where the woman constable was found thrashing and abusing the girl. She was heard saying she would not allow the girl inside as girl was wearing inappropriate dress and was from a different caste.

The girl has registered complaint with you and is seeking justice. At the same time a group representing the caste of woman constable is requesting you to not to take any action against her as she belongs to a poor family and is the sole breadwinner in her family.

How will you proceed in this case? What actions will you take against constable? Justify. (200 Words)

The Hindu