[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 26 September 2016
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent);
1) Drafts of two proposed new laws recently released by the Ministry of Water Resources, along with the report of an expert committee headed by a member of the erstwhile Planning Commission, Mihir Shah, on institutional reforms in the water sector, have proposed radical changes in the way water is used and managed in India. Discuss what reforms does these laws and committee propose. (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.
Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests ;
Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
5) It is crucial to effectively use the UN and its multilateral platforms to advance India’s long-term global interests. Is India effectively utilizing them? Critically examine the challenges and potential. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic; Inclusive development
Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas
Topic: Cropping pattern
8) India’s quest for self-sufficiency in pulses goes back, at least, to 1990-1991, when pulses were incorporated in the technology mission on oilseeds. Despite having many schemes for decades, India has not achieved self-sufficiency in pulses and edible oils (oilseeds). Examine the reasons. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
9) According to a report of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, current educational attainments remain far from adequate for the enhancement of personal well-being and social progress. In this light, discuss what kind of education is required. (150 Words)