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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 03 July 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 03 July 2015

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03 July  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes

1) Discuss with examples why can’t scientists predict earthquakes in advance. Also examine what measures are required to save more lives from earthquakes. (200 Words)



Topic: Women empowerment; Indian art; Salient features of Indian society

2) Do you think the Indian cinema and TV shows thrive on misogyny and reflect a collective mindset of the people of India? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as  decolonization, political philosophies like communism,

3) Critically examine why was Cuba isolated by the USA and international community? Do you think recent policy of America towards Cuba would help the latter in realizing its economic potential? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


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

4) Critically analyse the relationship between India and Britain. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic: Economic growth and Development

5) Compare and contrast the economic growth of India with that of China’s since 2008 global economic crisis. Critically examine what this economic growth means to India’s large population. (200 Words)

The Hindu



Topic:  Achievements of Indians in science & technology; Awareness in the field of  Space

6) In your opinion, what problems do recent scams in job market reflect in India’s employment trends. Also examine the causes of such large-scale corruptions.  (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 4

Topic: ethical concerns and dilemmas in government 

7) An IAS officer visits to see demolition of an illegal temple that was built on a public road. He had ordered that demolition in the public interest after receiving a  complaint and thoroughly verifying facts.

He is accompanied by handful of police personnel. While the demolition is going on, a mob tries to disrupt it. They try to burn IAS officer’s vehicle. When the police try to escort IAS officer to safety, the mob pelts stones at them.

At this moment someone suggests IAS officer to order police to fire shots at the stone-pelting mob.  IAS officer’s safety is at risk.


If you were the IAS officer, how you would have conducted yourself? Substantiate. (150 Words)

The Hindu


TopicEssence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions

8) A rape victim was offered marriage proposal to marry the person who had raped her and also a promise of financial support was made to her. All this was made so that she would not go to court to seek justice.

In your opinion, does such offerings do justice to the victim? Critically comment on this issue. (200 Words)

The Hindu