[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 26 October 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic:History of the world will include events from 18th century; Redrawal of boundaries
General Studies – 2
Topic: Fundamental rights; Laws for protection of weaker sections
General Studies – 3
Topic: Conservation; Economic growth
4) In its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDCs), announced last month ahead of the 12th Climate Conference of Parties (COP) in Paris, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) made a commitment to create an additional forest cover to hold 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of CO2 by 2030. How does it seek to achieve this target? Critically comment. (200 Words)
Topic: Indigenization of technology and developing new technology
5) After five decades of chasing the goal of indigenous production of defence equipment, more than 70 per cent of the defence equipment our forces use are produced abroad. Why do you think government has failed in this regard? What needs to be done? Discuss. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic:Ethical issues in international relations
6) The drone killing systems, that are in operation in Afghanistan and some parts of other conflict zones, exist in an ideological belief system where the rhetoric of precision technology helps justify the violence of the state.
Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemma in public and private institutions
7) You are working as Principal in an engineering college. You are known for strict discipline. Few in college management are not happy with the way you are bringing various reforms. Few senior professors are trying for the post of Principal by spreading false rumours against you. Your son was recently caught red-handed while cheating in engineering entrance examination. A case was filed against him and he was debarred from taking any entrance exam for next 3 years. No engineering college was ready to admit him even under management quota because of case against him. Your wife requests you to talk to your college management and admit your son to any branch. The college management refuses saying that if media or rivals come to know about this, the college would get a bad name. However, the management which was looking for ways to remove you suggests that they would give admission to your son if you resign as Principal of the college.