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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 22 February 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 22 February  2016

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General Studies – 1;

TopicThe Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country

1) Considering the contribution made by Dr Ambedkar to India’s freedom struggle, do you see merit in the argument that he should legitimately replace mahatma Gandhi as the Father of Nation? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicThe Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country

2) “Seeds of India’s freedom struggle were sown with the Bhakti movement.” Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

TopicUrbanization – problems and remedies

3) Discuss objectives and design of the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban (rural-urban) Mission. Would this Mission act as complementary to Smart City mission? Examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 2

Topic:Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

4) The recent violent protests by Jat and Patidars demanding reservation under OBC are termed as the unreasonable demands. Do you agree? What are the causes behind such demands? Should they be fulfilled? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicImportant aspects of governance; Functioning of executive

5) Critically discuss the elements and objectives of the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. Do you think this scheme was needed when Members of Parliament are already getting funds under the MPLAD (Member of Parliament Local Area Development) scheme? (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 3

Topic: Economic growth; Infrastructure

6) Waiting for legislative action to bring reforms in various sectors is both cumbersome and time-consuming process. What executive measures can be introduced to reform sectors across exports, taxation, small scale, labour and infrastructure? Examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 

Topic: Infrastructure – energy

7) India is pursuing an ambitious renewable energy (RE) target of 175 GW by 2022. Examine the role of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) in helping India achieve this target. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Topic: Employment

8) Analyse the rates of unemployment and causes for their variation across regions, gender and religions in India as per latest surveys. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic:Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions

9) Recently the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) asked consumer electronics manufacturer Apple Inc to write a new operating system for it to access encrypted data from the iPhones of suspected criminals including terrorists. Do you think Apple should comply? What are the concerns involved in this case? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard