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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 31 October 2015

[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)

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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)

EPW

 

TopicWelfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes 

3) In 2009, the government launched the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan to bolster secondary education in the country. Critically evaluate the performance of this scheme. (200 Words)

EPW

General Studies – 3

Topic:  Indian economy issues

4) The Ministry of Finance released the “Revised Draft Indian Financial Code” for public comments in July. Various concerns have been raised against this draft. Comment on  these concerns. (200 Words)

EPW

 

Topic: Issues of buffer stocks and food security

5) Critically discuss the key elements of National Food Security Act, 2013 and various concerns raised against its provisions. Also examine why its implementation has taken a backseat. (200 Words)

EPW

 

General Studies – 4

Topic: Moral thinkers

6) “The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.” Elaborate the meaning of this quote by Socrates and examine if you can relate some of your experiences with its meaning. (150 Words)

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