[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 30 April 2016
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies
1) Recently, the Union government replaced the Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000 with a new set of rules, the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Rules, 2016. Critically evaluate new rules. (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources
Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.
Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation
Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States
Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
6) “Many see the formalisation of the Indo–US military relationship as a great leap forward in making India a great power. It is presumed that these developments will open the floodgates to American military technology for the budding Indian military-industrial complex.” Do you think India’s growing proximity to US will endanger its independent foreign policy? Critically comment. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
7) A recent research says that the global decline in the population of several wild animal species in the present era, termed as “Anthropocene Defaunation”, is among the most widespread drivers of Earth’s current biodiversity crisis. In this regard, examine the relationship between fauna and carbon storage in tropical forests. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world