[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 03 December 2015
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General Studies – 1;
1) “A technology-first approach to smart city development, without a clear understanding of local conditions, traditions and realities, will often fail to result in sustained, community-wide change.” Discuss the socio-economic factors that smart city project should consider in making it successful. (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes
Topic: Salient features of Constitution
3) Articles 17, 23, 24 of our Constitution are said to be great gifts of Babasaheb Ambedkar and it is said that implementing these articles in their true spirit will be a great gift to him on his 125th birthday celebrations. Critically discuss. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Disaster management
Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
General Studies – 4
Topic: Strengthening Ethical and moral values in governance
7) You are working as Superintendent of Police. Recently an NGO complained against your department to the government accusing you of not taking any action to curb the sale of spurious liquor in your jurisdiction. A cabinet minister who is also in-charge minister of the district calls for a review meeting. In the meeting, after hearing public complaints, the minister gets furious and starts behaving harshly with you. You try to explain him of the actions you have taken so far and why sale of spurious liquor is difficult to curb unless there is a change in government policy , but the minister is rude and is indifferent to your explanation. At one point, he asks you to get out of the meeting. Your subordinates and officers from other departments are all witnessing the scene.