[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 29 December 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies
General Studies – 2
Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.
Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health
Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger.
General Studies – 3
Topic: Storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints
5) “The time has come to review the utility of not just Minimum Export Prices (MEPs), but also other restrictions on movement, storage and marketing of agricultural produce.” Do you agree with this view? Substantiate. (200 Words)
Topic: Investment models; Infrastructure
Topic: Inclusive development – issues
7) A Reserve Bank of India (RBI) committee on financial inclusion headed by Deepak Mohanty has suggested that the government should transfer cash directly to persons instead of giving subsidies, and should replace interest subvention on agriculture loans with affordable universal crop insurance scheme. Explain with examples how these recommendations, if implemented, will bring about financial inclusion. (200 Words)
Topic: Agriculture issues
8) A task force on agriculture, set up by the National Institution for Transforming India Aayog or NITI Aayog, has suggested a number of measures intended to raise agricultural productivity and make farming lucrative. What are these suggestions? Critically comment on them. (200 Words)
Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
General Studies – 4
Topic:Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: