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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 12 June 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 12 June 2015

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12 June  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:   Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

1) Why was India compelled to intervene and participate in 1971 Bangladesh War? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

TopicIndia’s and its neighbours; bilateral, regional and global relations

2) Critically examine the inadequacies in India’s foreign policy architecture and suggest what needs to be done to address these inadequacies. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:   Appointment to various Constitutional posts

3) With suitable examples, critically comment why timely and transparent appointments to key posts of  important institutions is in the interest of smooth functioning of democracy. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

TopicIndian economy – resource mobilization; money-laundering and its prevention 

4) Recently the government notified stringent methods to collect income tax and to punish individuals who evade paying taxes. Critically comment on the effectiveness of such methods in meeting their objectives. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic:  Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

5) Compare and contrast the structure, mandate, role and abilities of India’s armed forces with that of paramilitary forces. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Environmental pollution

6) “India must signal serious intent, both because it wants to be seen as a responsible global player, and because an effective climate agreement is firmly in its own interests.” With reference to upcoming United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in Paris in December, critically  analyse the statement. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic:   Ethical issues in international relations

7) What do you understand by jingoism? Is it in the best interest of the country? Substantiate with logical arguments. (200 Words)

The Hindu