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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 16 April 2015

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16 April 2015


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General Studies – 1;

Topic: urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

1) Most of the Indian cities which are undergoing rapid urbanization are facing severe problem of traffic congestion. In your opinion, how can traffic congestion be reduced or eliminated? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

TopicEffect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests,

2) The U.S maintains a list of state sponsors of terrorism and terms such countries as ‘Rogue’ states. According to U.S. what features these Rogue States have in common? Does India benefit from this policy by U.S.?  Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:India and its neighborhood- relations.   

3) Recently China rejected ‘Middle Way Path’ advocated by Dalai Lama to resolve the Tibet issue. Examine what ‘Middle Way’ path advocates and how does India view this path. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations.

4) Considering recent geopolitical developments in Afghanistan, do you think India’s role in that country has been reduced to that of a marginal player? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


TopicStructure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary

5) What are the goals and objectives of the National Mission for Justice Delivery and Legal Reforms scheme of government of India? Evaluate its performance. (200 Words)

India – 2015, Chapter – 20, Law and Justice


TopicSalient features of the Representation of People’s Act; 

6) What do you understand by Delimitation of Constituencies? Examine its objectives and how delimitation affects the Representation of the People Act. (200 Words)

India – 2015, Chapter – 20, Law and Justice


TopicWelfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes

7) In India women constitute bulk of the work force but they lag behind men in terms of level and quality of employment. What mechanism exist in India to address various issues faced by women labourers? Critically comment on the design and performance of these existing measures. (200 Words)

India – 2015, Chapter 21, Labour and Employment


General Studies – 3


Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 

8) In India, it is often pointed out that the forest dwellers have become victims of vested economic interests and are the victims of states’ development and conservation agenda. Critically analyse how they are affected by governments and businesses and what needs to be done to provide justice to them. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Awareness in science and technology and their applications and effects in everyday life 

9) Recently the IMF forecast that India’s economic growth rate would be higher than China’s. Do you think India should rejoice at this prospect? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic: Code of Ethics

10) You are a District Collector. You decide to create and enforce  Code of Ethics for your office staff to follow. What will you include in this Code document and how will you enforce it effectively? Justify. (200 Words)