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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 15 December 2015

[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)

Business Standard

The Hindu

Business Standard

 

General Studies – 2

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

2) Analyse the implications of National Green Tribunal’s decision to bar the registration of new and old diesel vehicles in Delhi on consumers, car manufacturers and environment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

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)

The Hindu

The Hindu

 

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)

The Hindu

Business Standard

General Studies – 3

Topic: Disaster management

5) Critically analyse the impact of natural disasters on elderly and disabled people, and preparedness needed to reduce impact of disasters on these vulnerable section of population. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Reference

Reference

 

Topic: Environmental pollution; Resource mobilization

6) What are the costs and benefits from the Paris Climate Agreement for the governments and companies around the world? Examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

TopicAwareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics

7) It is said that Artificial Intelligence will make smartphones redundant and it would take up mundane tasks in the future. Discuss. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

General Studies – 4

Topic: impartiality and non-partisanship, 

8) What do you understand by non-partisanship  in public services. How can government safeguard it in public services? Examine. (150 Words)

General