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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 22 June 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 22 June 2015

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22 June  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Salient features of Indian Society; population and associated issues; Urbanization – problems; Poverty etc

1) It is being reported in newspapers that the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) is not performing well. Critically examine why and suggest which approach is required to clean India. (200 Words)



TopicModern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 

2) Looking at various news reports which are debating the likelihood of India witnessing or not witnessing a repeat of Emergency of 1975, do you think this is a possibility in present India? Critically comment. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 2

Topic: Indian Constitution-  amendments

3) Critically discuss why the 44th Amendment made to the Constitution of India is considered as one of the most important amendments. (200 Words)



Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

4) “Clearly selling over-the-counter (OTC) medicines online, which is permissible, is quite different from selling prescription drugs online where the attendant dangers of abuse are high.” Elaborate and comment on the issue. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas

5) “It is not beyond the realm of possibility that Pakistan would see in this so-called new “doctrine of pre-emption”, an opportunity to deploy its nuclear and missile capabilities against India.” In the light of India’s recent ‘hot-pursuit’ against insurgents in its Northeastern region and possibility of such pursuits in its western borders, critically comment on the statement. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology

6) If you are given Rs 10,000 crores and asked to invest this money in either setting up of a high tech neutrino laboratory or in boosting scientific research in universities, where will you invest it? Substantiate. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic:  Ethical issues in funding

7) Do you think affluent people are morally obligated to donate aid to alleviate global poverty? Substantiate. (200 Words)