[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 19 February 2016
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Art and culture
General Studies – 2
Topic:Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
General Studies – 3
Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies
3) It is said that collaboration between academia and industry is increasingly a critical component of efficient national innovation systems. In your opinion, what are the best practices of industry – university collaboration? How will this collaboration help India? Discuss. (200 Words)
Topic: Storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers
Topic: Issues relating to intellectual property rights.
5) It is frequently held that the patent protection regime in India as not being in line with the international best practices. Examine the shortcomings of India’s IPR regime as pointed out by the West. Also comment if India should tweak its IPR law to meet international standards. (200 Words)
Topic: Employment; Infrastructure; Energy
General Studies – 4