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

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

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16 June  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:   Art and culture; History of India

1) It is argued that there is a need to re-write Indian history textbooks. Critically examine why and comment if such arguments have any merit. (200 Words)



General Studies – 2

TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations.

2) It is said that the future strategic scenarios will increasingly focus on the Indo-Pacific littorals and India must prepare for them more proactively, with maritime security interests acting in concert with diplomacy. In the light of the statement, examine the reasons for this shift in focus on Indo-Pacific region and how should India deal with this shift. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 3

Topic: e-technology in the aid of farmers

3) It is said that power tillers should logically be preferred over tractors by Indian farmers and despite being cheaper and more efficient, they are lagging behind tractors. Examine their advantages to Indian farmers and how they can be made more appealing to them. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Infrastructure; Growth and Development

4) Do you think the ‘social impact assessment’ made compulsory for all category of projects before their execution? Substantiate. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Topic:  Infrastructure – airports

5) Are Indian pilots any less trained, competent and experienced than their counterparts in other countries? In the light of such allegations made by certain sections, critically examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Topic: Awareness in the fields of space; Achievements of Indians in science & technology

6) Write a note on ISRO’s future missions and their significance to India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicRole of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 

7) Critically comment on India’s approach towards dealing with the Naga insurgents in the Northeast. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic:   laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance;ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;

8) Should conflict of interest be allowed in rare cases if a public servant takes such decision on humanitarian grounds? If you are become an IAS officer, would you do the same?  Substantiate. (200 Words)

Business Standard

The Hindu


Topic: Challenges of corruption.

9) Recently a few news reports have exposed the nexus between mafia, politicians and senior police officials. It is reported that powerful mafia make illegal wealth and share the bounty with the police, bureaucrats and politicians.  In your opinion, why such nexus exists? If you are posted as an IPS officer and get a tip off of such nexus, how will you deal with this knowing the consequences well? (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Indian Express

Times of India