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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 02 June 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 02 June 2015

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02 June  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Secularism

1) In the light of recent events, compare and contrast how secularism is viewed and practised in India and France. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies; Indian culture – Architecture 

2) Amaravathi in  Andhra Pradesh will be developed as its new capital city. Discuss what challenges lie ahead in developing this historical city into modern  capital city – purported to be modeled on the lines of Singapore. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 

3) Do you think post the creation of China led Asian  Infrastructure Investment Bank AIIB), the BRICS-led New Development Bank (NDB) has become irrelevant? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

Business Standard 


Topic: Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein

4) Recently created new states – Telangana and Andhra Pradesh – face huge challenges especially lack of funds in developing their new states. Critically examine the role of union government in helping these states deal with this challenge. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

5) Critically analyse the role of some of India’s eastern and northeastern states which share border with Bangladesh in improving relations between two countries.(200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic:Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance,

6) Food safety laws in India is said to be one of top challenges faced by the food processing industry in India. Critically examine why. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Business Standard


Topic:  Economics of animal-rearing. 

7) Write a note on the problems faced by poultry industry and its recent growth trends in India. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic:  Infrastructure – energy

8) It is said that power sector reforms being undertaken in India are not rightly focused on systemic problems haunting this sector. Critically examine and suggest what should be the right approach of government towards reforming power sector. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 4

Topic:  Ethical issues in international relations 

9) Critically discuss if there are any ethical issues in relations between India and Pakistan. In your opinion, how should such issues be resolved? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu