[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 15 December 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Poverty and developmental issues
1) How is the Human Development Index calculated by UNDP? Compared to its neighbours, India’s progress in HDI is slow. Analyse in which areas India needs to improve to better its HDI ranking. (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
Topic:Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
3) In recent years Japan has grown closer to India in an unprecedented manner compared to other countries from the East or West. Why do you this development has taken place? Critically analyse. (200 Words)
Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests
4) Critically discuss the issue of the issue of huge trade distorting farm subsidies of the rich countries and its consequent adverse impact on millions of resource poor and subsistence farmers in developing countries, and India’s stand on this issue at WTO. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Disaster management
Topic: Environmental pollution; Resource mobilization
Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics
General Studies – 4
Topic: impartiality and non-partisanship,