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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 December 2015

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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 December  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Resources; Location of industries

1) Discuss the locational factors, recent shifts in its production bases and problems of sugar industry in India. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 2

Topic:Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

2) “From India’s point of view, the Nairobi declaration of WTO talks was disappointing on multiple fronts.” Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Business Standard

 

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

3) Write a critical note on India – Russia joint defence cooperation initiatives. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Business Standard

 

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

4) “The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2015 ignores the reality of juvenile crime and disempowers the most vulnerable section of our society.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Indigenization of technology and developing new technology

5) “India is probably the only large democracy without a robust military-industrial complex and India accounted for 15 per cent of the volume of global arms imports in the previous five years.” Critically examine why India is failing to indegenise defence production and the role of Make in India initiative in this regard. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Awareness in computers, IT

6) “Trai is right to ask telecom operators to put Facebook’s Internet.org on hold. The platform violates net neutrality.” Critically discuss. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

TopicIndian economy – growth and development

7) Recently the financial stability report warned of a currency war amid competing central bank policies, and harped on the need for India to carry out crucial reforms amid the uncertainties. What do you understand by currency wars and what reforms India should take in this regard? Examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard

TopicInclusive development

8) “Too much of financial inclusion push can hurt banking sector.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic: Dimensions of ethics; ethical issues in international relations and funding

9) Analyse the ethical issues in international trade and business. (150 Words)

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