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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 15 July 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 15 July 2015

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15 July  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries

1) Despite global appreciation, Israel labelled the recently concluded nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers as ‘stunning historical mistake’. Critically examine the historical reasons why relations between these two countries is not good. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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General Studies – 2

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

2) “People-to-people ties between India and the U.S. have been more robust than state-state relations.” Discuss the causes and consequences of this kind of ties between India and USA. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

3) Recently major world powers signed nuclear deal with Iran aimed at ensuring Iran does not obtain the nuclear bomb. Critically comment on the significance of this deal for the world economy and also examine how this will benefit India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

Business Standard

Livemint

 

General Studies – 3

TopicMajor crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country

4) The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Financial Stability Report 2015 (FSR) has highlighted the risks to growth arising from the weakness in the financial sector in India. Examine what these risks are and discuss what needs to be done to address these risks. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

General Studies – 4

TopicEssence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; 

5) You are working as District Collector in a drought – prone region. Recently due to failure of rains and severe drought many farmers committed suicide. Despite pleadings from the Chief Minister himself, debt-ridden farmers are continuing to commit suicide. The CM calls you and asks you to manage the situation. He clearly tells you to do something to stop these suicides immediately by any means.

What measures will you take to stop farmer suicides in your district? Suggest out of the box solutions. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

TopicUtilization of public funds

6) Creating personality cult through advertisements or propaganda using the public money and using this cult to garner votes is one of the typical features in Indian politics. Do you think such practice is ethical? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

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