[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 31 October 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Art and Culture; Effect of globalisation of Indian society
1) Chinghi, a traditional, indigenous haircare lotion derived from wild plants, which has been used as a beauty aid for generations by women of Meitei community is losing its popularity among the community, particularly in the Imphal valley. It is being observed in India that such traditional practices are under threat by various factors. Critically analyse why. (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
2) “Independence of the judiciary is not the issue in the current stand-off; it is control over appointments.” In the light of recent NJAC judgement by the Supreme Court, critically comment on the statement. (200 Words)
Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes
General Studies – 3
Topic: Indian economy issues
Topic: Issues of buffer stocks and food security
General Studies – 4
Topic: Moral thinkers