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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 14 July 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 14 July 2015

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14 July  2015

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General Studies – 1;

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

1) Critically analyse the merits and demerits of inter – river linking project that has been mooted to solve various issues arising out of both water deficiency and sufficiency in India. (200 Words)



General Studies – 2

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

2) Critically discuss the advantages and disadvantages of SCO membership for India. (200 Words)

Business Standard


TopicGovernment policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 

3) It is argued that a development policy based on a more realistic understanding of how human beings think, decide and behave can make development interventions more effective, and help us tackle challenges. Discuss with examples. (200 Words)



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

4) Do you consider the Indo-U.S. nuclear deal as a failure? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

TopicMajor crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country

5) The ICAR has acknowledged that the generally considered ‘ideal fertiliser ratio’ of 4:2:1 doesn’t hold for all regions of the country. Examine why and also comment on the present trend followed by farmers in various parts of the country. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 

6) You are asked by the government of India to propose a model of ‘digital village’ to make villages self reliant and self sustainable. Briefly outline your model and explain what elements would you incorporate in your model and why. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

TopicEssence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships


7) Your brother, who is living with you in Delhi away from your home in Kerala, desperately wants to clear civil services Preliminary exam is under lots of pressure. He was unable to clear preliminary exam in his last three attempts. Staying away from home for past five years, he desperately wanted to reassure his parents by passing civil services exam – at least the first stage. In the just released result of last year’s exam, you have secured a top rank. Your brother is both happy and tensed. Out of desperation he proposes you an idea to help him. Knowing that you have always been a good scorer in preliminary exam, he requests you to assist him during exam through a wireless device. He shows you small a device that can be hidden in his glasses which can send and receive messages without ever being noticed by the examiner. He assures you that it is safe and he or you would never be caught. You are also under pressure from your parents to help your brother. However they are unaware of your brother’s plan.

What are the different courses of action available to you and which one will you choose? Justify. (200 Words)

The Hindu