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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 06 November 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 06 November  2015

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General Studies – 1;

TopicPost-independence consolidation

1) Political scientists have pointed out that the Lok Sabha became more representative of the caste composition of India between the late 1980s and 2004, when the proportion of upper caste parliamentarians declined from nearly half to 34 per cent, while that of OBC members went up from 11 to 26 per cent. Discuss why this happened and the role of OBC politics in it. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts

2) If you are asked to give suggestions to improve the collegium system, what would they be? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations. 

3) As Myanmar moves towards becoming a democracy it faces several hurdles both internal and external. Analyse these hurdles and examine what role can India play in this regard. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Livemint

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

4) What constructive role can India play in the South China Sea? Critically examine. (150 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges

5) Online radicalisation of youth is said to be a great threat to both India’s and  world security. How one can stop such radicalisation without violating one’s fundamental rights? What measures has India taken in this regard? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicFood processing

6) India is witnessing rapidly expanding food technology start-ups. Do you think they will help the food processing sector in India? Comment. (200 Words)

Livemint

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in administration

 

7) Both as a researcher and administrator, you find out that an ancient tribe with a population of 1-2 thousand is living in a large swath of area which is extremely rich in rare earth minerals. These minerals, if mined and used, can help Indian economy immensely. These minerals would in fact transform India’s tech industry. At the same time, mining would destroy both the tribal culture  and hills they worship. The tribe is known for their unique culture all over the world. They are sensitive to any external influence.

If you are vested with powers to decide whether to allow mining or not, what decision will you take? Justify. (200 Words)

Business Standard