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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 November 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 November  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Population; Salient features of Indian society

1) Analyse the trends of sex ratio in India and its impact on socio-economic development of the country. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

TopicBilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 

2) “The large, regional trade blocs are the new paradigm for international trade and India is ill-prepared for this new trade regime.” Discuss. (200 Words)

Business Standard

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

 

Topic: Employment; Industrial policies

3) Several studies show our impressive growth since liberalization has not been accompanied by the expected growth in employment. Do you think automation in manufacturing would exacerbate the problem in coming days? What should be India’s strategy in this regard? Examine. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic:  Resource mobilization; Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate 

4) It is said that assuming the government implements the 7th  Central Pay Commission report in toto, the biggest relative loser will be the military. Examine why. (150 Words)

Business Standard

 

TopicConservation; Pollution

5) In your opinion, on what principles – keeping in mind, an agreement that is good for the planet, equitable for developing countries, and promotes India’s interests –  should the upcoming Conference of the Parties on climate change should negotiate on? Discuss. (200 Words)

Business Standard

The Hindu

 

Topic: Marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints

6) “A unified agricultural market and a implementation of Karnataka model of APMC act can help resolve the issues of all the stakeholders.” Discuss. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

7) What do you understand by near field communications (NFC)? It is said that NFC would create a world where one needs no credit cards, no loyalty cards, no physical train passes or bus tickets. Examine why. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

General Studies – 4

Topic:Dimensions of ethics; Moral thinkers

8) “He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” Comment. (150 Words)

General