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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 04 June 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 04 June 2015

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04 June  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)

1) Write a note on the locational factors of auto industry and their growth trend in India. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Business Standard


Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location

2) What do you understand by the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD)? Examine its relevance to India’s monsoon rains. (200 Words)



Topicchanges in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 

3)In India heat waves are on the rise thanks to climate change and related factors. What measures should be taken by governments to deal with heat waves and their effects? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

TopicStatutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

4) It is said that the with more devolution of powers to states, the central government needs its own restructuring and reforms to be implemented to function efficiently post-devolution scenario. Comment on these impending restructuring and reforms measures. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests; Paper – 3 issues related to farm subsidies

5) Critically analyse why is India demanding a substantial cut in subsidies given by rich countries to their farmers. Do you think India should cut subsidies to its own farmers too? Comment. (200 Words)

Business Standard 


Topic:  Poverty and Hunger

6) According to the latest State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI 2015) report, the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving the proportion of chronically undernourished people in developing countries by 2015 is within reach, but only if progress accelerates sufficiently by the end of this year. Examine what factors play a critical role in achieving the hunger target. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicBilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

7) Examine how the South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) Agreement has impacted India. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate; Paper – 3 Security issues 

8) Once every five years at the  United Nations a conference is held  to review compliance with the 1970 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and to advance nuclear disarmament. Just like previous attempts, the 2015 conference also failed to advance its objective. Critically examine why. (200 Words)

The New York Times


General Studies – 3


Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. 

9) Should India be proud of the fact that it is world’s largest arms importer? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

10) It is argued that the implementation of One Rank One Pension will be correcting a long-standing injustice meted out to military personnel.  Critically comment. (200 Words)



General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;

11) Analyse the linkages between prison reforms and reforms of prison inmates. Are there any alternatives to prisons to reform criminals? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu