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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 07 November 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 07 November  2015

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General Studies – 1;

TopicWomen issues

1) “Despite the detailed recommendations of the Justice J S Verma Committee report, following the December 2012 gang rape in Delhi, neither politicians nor even some in the judiciary appear to have understood the central problem around the increase in such crimes.” What is this ‘central problem’? What measures need to be taken to address this problem? Critically comment. (200 Words)

EPW

 

Topic: Population and associated issues

2) Critically analyse India’s family planning programme and the methods used in population control. (200 Words)

EPW

 

Topic: Salient features of Indian society

3) Analyse the the socio-economic importance of the bovine species mithun (Bos frontalis) for some of the tribes in Arunachal Pradesh and why efforts should be made for their preservation. (200 Words)

EPW

General Studies – 2

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections.

4) Critically evaluate the success of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 in protecting women from domestic violence and abuse in India. (200 Words)

EPW

General Studies – 3

Topic: Issues relating to intellectual property rights.

5) Define Geographical Indication (GI). Do you think in recent years in India, GIs are increasingly being seen as a totem of cultural pride, and not as measures to preserve products? Critically comment. (200 Words)

EPW

TopicAgriculture issues

6) Analyse the imbalances in the use of chemical fertilizers in agriculture in Indian states and explain why three major plant nutrients, namely, nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, are prescribed to be used in the ratio of 4:2:1. (200 Words)

EPW

TopicIssues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies 

7) As election promise, some states tend to provide free electricity to farmers. Do you think such measures help in increasing crop yield? What are the merits and demerits of this policy? Critically examine. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 4

Topic: Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

8) “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” ~Albert Einstein

Explain the meaning of the quote and its relevance to contemporary India. (200 Words)

General