[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 12 November 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Secularism; Communalism
1) “India’s growth prospects are threatened by social conflict.” What are the social conflicts that are threatening not only India’s growth but also its peace and harmony? Critically comment. (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
2) “India’s shift away from non-alignment remains incomplete.” Do you agree? Is it one of the reasons why relationship between India and USA have not been fully realized? Critically analyse. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Economic growth
4) “The climate change is viewed by countries as a diplomatic problem, whereas it is a planetary challenge about its boundaries, ecosystems and biodiversity.” In the light of the statement, critically examine major issues that need to be addressed in Paris Conference of Parties (COP-21). (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions;
5) Your close friend who got benefited by government’s reservation policies gets top scholarship, goes to USA, studies in one of world’s top universities and settles there joining a top MNC. Your brother who is jealous of your friend’s achievements, complains that your friend has no love for his country, has no sense of gratitude and is selfish. He tells you that your friend, whose parents are still poor, should have returned and permanently settled in India. You are aware that your friend wants his parents to live with him in US, but his parents are not willing to leave their village. He is sending you money to look after his parents. Your brother tells you that a true patriot would serve back his country that too after getting benefits such as reservation in education.