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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 01 December 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 01 December  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Colonialism

1) Right now, 14 Caribbean nations are in the process of suing Britain for slavery reparations. Are these nations justified in seeking reparations? Discuss with suitable examples. (200 Words)

The Guardian

 

General Studies – 2

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources.

2) In your opinion, why is coaching industry thriving in India? Should it be regulated by a watchdog? Critically comment. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

Topic:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources.

3) It is said that here is a global auction for professional middle-class jobs and that middle class parents have no choice but to use their financial and cultural assets to get their children the marketable knowledge, certificates and networks that the credentials of a brand-name university provides. Do you think it is justified to pay huge amount of money as fees from junior KG to university education to get a decent job later? What are the other reasons that have caused huge rise in private school and college fees? Critically comment. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources.

4) In the five years since the potentially transformative Right to Education Act (RTE) was implemented, several studies have documented the decline and stagnation of learning levels in school . What are the causes? Should amendments be made to RTE act? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein; Performance of schemes

5) Should the next Union budget further reduce the number of centrally sponsored schemes? Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

TopicImportant aspects of governance; Role of civil services in democracy

6) India has one of the lowest ratios of government employees to population in the world. Do you think India should increase jobs both qualitatively and quantitatively, and also their pay, to improve efficiency in administration? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 3

Topic: Awareness in biotechnology

7) A new technology for gene editing, that is, selectively inserting and removing genes from an organism’s DNA, is spreading around the world. Should humans take control of their genetic fate, and rewrite the DNA of future generations? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Guardian

 

Topicchanges in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

8) Why did AMUL model succeed? Can it be replicated in other sectors? Examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard

The Hindu

 

Topic: EnergyConservation, environmental pollution and degradation

9) Recently India launched an International Solar Alliance (ISA) at the CoP21 Climate Conference in Paris. Examine the  significance and objectives this Alliance. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 4

Topic: Accountability and ethical governance

10) What do you understand by ethical governance? What measures should be taken by an organization to improve ethical guidance? Examine. (200 Words)

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