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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 09 April 2015

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09 April 2015


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General Studies – 1;


Topic:  urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

1) In your opinion, what are the effective and scientific ways of garbage management? Discuss. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent);

2) Examine why smuggling of Red Sanders trees is rampant in some parts of India. (150 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2

TopicDevelopment processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs

3) Critically analyse the role and contribution of civil society to developmental activities in the country. Do you think some of the criticisms directed towards them regarding source of their funds and their opposition to certain projects, is fair? Comment. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,

4) In a recent index called Social Progress Index (SPI), devised by an NGO named Social Progress Imperative, India ranks lower than its neighbours Nepal and Bangladesh. Write a critical note on this index and India’s performance in the same. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicBilateral agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 

5) It is said that India shares special relationship with France unlike other Western countries. Critically analyse the nature of bilateral relationship between two countries, especially in the light of recent developments related to high technology and defence sector. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, computers and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 

6) The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently decreed that the internet is a public utility just like natural gas, or water where charges aren’t distinguished by end-use. Critically examine the implications of this decree for end-users and telecom companies. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Conservation; Development

7) In your opinion, how should government balance its development imperative and its responsibility to conserve environment? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic:  ethics in private and public relationships; role of family in inculcating values

8) Many times it is reported in news that victims of rape are harassed by the police and courts in India. If you become a Superintendent of Police, how will you treat rape and sexual molestation victims? Suggest measures that needs to be taken to protect victims from harassment. (200 Words)

The Hindu