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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 May 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 May  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society

1) Analyse the causes of Communism’s slide worldwide and in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

2) How did Buddhism travel to China and other East Asian countries from India? Write a note on important ancient Buddhist art centres and their forms located in these countries.  (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


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

3) It is argued that water pricing is the only long-term, sustainable solution to promote efficient and equitable use of this precious natural resource. Do you agree? What challenges its implementation would face in India? Comment. (200 Words)

Livemint

TopicFunctions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure,

4) India’s democratic experiment is largely hailed as a success. To which factors do you attribute this success? What else needs to be done to address some of the problems affecting India’s democratic system? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 


General Studies – 3


Topic: Indian economy; Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

5) The US economy is driven by consumption and the Chinese economy is driven by production, the Indian economy is driven by trade and services. To which category does Indian start-ups belong to? Discuss their strengths and weaknesses. (200 Words)

Livemint

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

6) Recently India successfully tested a reusable launch vehicle. Examine its significance for India’s space commerce. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Livemint

The Hindu

 

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

7) Recently in India, Quercetin, a naturally occurring compound in several fruits and vegetables was in news. Write a note on the application and significance of the compound for health sector. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic: Moral thinkers

8) “To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” Discuss the relevance of quote  to present Indian society. (150 Words)

General