[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 14 May 2016
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society
1) “The 20th century brand of socialism, following the Bolshevik victory as the prototype of socialisms, has nothing to do with socialism as envisaged by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.” Discuss how different is prevailing socialism from that of Marx’s socialism. (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.
Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health
General Studies – 3
Topic: Disaster management; Infrastructure
4) “The recent disasters such as collapse of flyover in Kolkata, Chennai floods and many such incidents indicate the steady and continuing decline of the civil engineering profession in India, and this decline has its roots in policies mandated by the Comptroller and Auditor General in regard to the procurement of consultancy services.” Examine. (200 Words)
Topic: Prevention of money laundering
Topic: Issues related to IPR
6) Recently, the union Cabinet approved the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy to foster and channelise creativity and innovation in the country. Discuss its salient features and significance. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Moral and political attitudes;