[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 02 May 2016

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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 02 May  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

1) Rejuvenation of lakes and tanks is an important step in recharging groundwater and fighting drought, especially in India. What measures are adopted to rejuvenate them? How will these measures benefit farmers? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

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

2) In general, since independence, governments in India have failed to manage droughts effectively. Critically comment on the factors that have hindered effective management of droughts. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

Topic: Functioning of judiciary

3) Critically comment on the functioning of the Supreme Court of India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes

4) Examine the objectives, merits and demerits of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. (200 Words)

Business Standard

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic: Resource mobilization

5) “In India, too few people pay taxes to fund an effective state that protects national security, administers justice, builds infrastructure and funds a social security net to protect people against sudden shocks to their income.” Why only handful are paying taxes? Why is it a matter of concern and what needs to be done to widen the tax net? Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint

The Hindu

 

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology

6) “The launch of a satellite for India’s own GPS shows Isro’s innovations are clearly the best Make in India products and, at the same, the most cost-effective space programme in the world.” Elaborate the statement and examine what qualities can other public sector undertakings can learn from ISRO to innovate and contribute productively to make in India mission. (200 Words)

Livemint

The Hindu

 

Topic: Disaster management

7) What are the causes of forest fires? How forest fire disaster should be managed? Examine. (200 Words)

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Livemint


General Studies – 4

Topic: Challenges of corruption

8) It is known that corruption is commonplace even in institutions of national importance such as CBI. How will this corruption affect common man? How can corruption be curbed in such institutions? Comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express