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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 29 March 2016
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Critical changes to geographical features and their effect on flora and fauna, and on society
1) In India it is scientifically proven that groundwater is overexploited and there is an urgent need to conserve it and use it judiciously. Why do you think its exploitation continues? What innovative measures would you suggest to use water judiciously? Discuss. (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic:Performance of welfare schemes
2) It is now widely accepted that even more than reforms, India needs improved implementation of government schemes. What needs to be done to implement projects efficiently? How can e-governance help in this regard? Illustrate with an example. (200 Words)
Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests,
3) At a time when India’s macro strategy of rapid economic development is premised on a climate of neighbourly peace and stability in the region, is it not appropriate that India calls for an end to the nuclear arms race in Asia, and address environmental risks of its covert weapons plants? Critically comment. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology
4) International patent applications filed from India dropped to 1,423 last year—as compared to Japan’s 44,235, China’s 29,846 and South Korea’s 14,626 in the same period. Why do you think India lags behind in innovation? Examine. (200 Words)
Topic: Resource mobilization
Topic: Changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.
General Studies – 4
Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service