[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 November 2017
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Role of women; Poverty and developmental issues
Topic: Role of women and women’s organisations
General Studies – 2
Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
3) Why is militant Buddhism on the rise in few Asian countries? Examine the justifications given by votaries of violence in Buddhism. Also comment on India’s response to militant Buddhism in its neighbourhood. (250 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Cropping pattern; Food security
6) What do you understand by for compensatory afforestation? Comment on the recent guidelines issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) on compensatory afforestation. (150 Words)
Topic: Conservation; Agricultural issues
7) Examine the causes of increasing incidences of pest attacks on crops in India. Do you think biological pest control would address pest problem effectively? Write a note on other pest control measures. (250 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in private institutions
8) You are the head of the Human Resources department of an organisation. One day one of the workers died on duty. His family was demanding compensation. However, the company denied compensation because it was revealed in investigation that he was drunk at the time of the accident. The workers of the company went to strike demanding compensation for the family of the deceased. The Chairman of the management board has asked for your recommendation.
What recommendation would you provide the management?
Discuss the merits and demerits of each of the recommendations. (250 Words)