[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 08 January 2016
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies
General Studies – 2
Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
Topic:Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests,
General Studies – 3
Topic: Conservation; Environmental pollution
5) It is said, if countries try to restrict carbon emission, some of the proven reserves of fossil fuels will never be burnt and will remain stranded. How will this impact environment? Should this carbon be burnt? Discuss with special reference to India. (200 Words)
Topic: Subsides; DBT
General Studies – 4
Topic:Ethics in human actions; Ethics in public administration
7) You are working as District Collector (DC). In a recent meeting chaired by cabinet minister in your office, all elected representatives of local governments were invited. You had invited your subordinates as well. During the meeting, you, minister and other VIPs were served tea and snacks in clean porcelain cups and plates, whereas your subordinates and panchayat members were served in plastic cups. One gram panchayat member objected to this practice and shouted slogans against you and the minister. Some other members supported him. The minister pacified him telling that hierarchy was necessary to keep subordinates in their place and this practice helped in keeping a distance between ordinary people and powerful public servants to function smoothly.