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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 16 December 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 16 December  2015

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General Studies – 1;

TopicPopulation and associated issues

1) Analyse the causes and trends in growth of Buddhist population in southern states of India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Urbanization

2) Is urbanisation with big urban agglomerations a flawed model? Does the future belong to smaller but easily manageable cities? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

General Studies – 2

TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

3) Define the following health indicators: stillbirth rate; perinatal mortality rate; infant mortality rate; maternal mortality rate. Examine how India’s fares in these indicators compared to its neighbours. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

4) Overall, to improve child nutrition it is vitally necessary to improve healthcare services, women’s empowerment, social protection and ensure better water supply and sanitation.  Elaborate. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections

5) Critically discuss why implementation of Schedule Tribe and other Forest Dwellers, Recognition of Forest Rights Act, 2006 and the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, are said to be crucial to address many social and economic problems faced by vulnerable sections in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Resource mobilization

6) “The recent gold bond scheme and gold monetization scheme can help deepen the financial sector.” Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

General Studies – 4

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration:

7) Do you think,  civil servants, especially IAS officers, should be given more powers to serve people better? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu