[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 20 November 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies
Topic: World physical geography
Topic: Physical geography
General Studies – 2
Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability
6) Discuss the importance of and measures to encourage, the right to disagree and tolerance of contrary opinions within the government by officials and how to increase appointments of quality officers to senior positions to improve governance. (200 Words)
Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary
7) “Under the scheme of the Constitution, the final interpreter of the law is the court, not the legislature or the executive. Judicial independence is, therefore, central to democracy because it is the judiciary which helps the realisation of the Rule of Law and protection of human rights.” In your opinion, what features of judiciary and steps taken by courts ensure judicial independence? Critically discuss. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Resource mobilization
8) “The Swachh Bharat cess imposed by the union government is part of a continuum of moves, growing dependence on indirect taxes, that is making the Indian tax system even more regressive.” Comment. (200 Words)
Topic: Achievements of Indians in S&T
Topic: Basics of cybersecurity
10) According to a report, nearly half of India’s Internet-using population has been affected by cybercrime during the past year. Write a critical note on nature of these crimes and their impact on affected people. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic:RTI, Information sharing and transparency in government,