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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 21 November 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 21 November  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes; World geography;

1) Write a critical note on climate-induced human migration and the way the climate conferences are dealing with this issue.  (200 Words)

Down to Earth

TopicChanges in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes; World physical geography

2) To counter depleting glaciers, innovative methods have been implemented to harvest water and create artificial glaciers to conserve water in Ladakh. Examine how it is done.(150 Words)

Down to Earth

General Studies – 2

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes;

3) Critically evaluate the Weather-Based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS) implemented under the Union government’s National Crop Insurance Programme (NCIP). (200 Words)

Down to Earth

General Studies – 3

Topic:  Infrastructure – energy

4) “Uday (Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana), the Centre’s scheme for turning around electricity distribution companies lacks a strong, accessible monitoring mechanism critical for its success.” Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

TopicAchievements of Indians in S&T

5) Write a note on 4-D and 5-D imaging technologies and their applications. (150 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: e-technology in the aid of farmers; robotics

6) Write a note on the applications of robotics in agriculture.  (150 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Awareness in the field of biotechnology

7) What do you understand by BioGel? Examine its applications. (150 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic:Dimensions of ethics

8) What do you understand by consequentialism? Discuss with examples. (200 Words)

BBC