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

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

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22 July  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Poverty and developmental Issues

1) “Socio-Economic and Caste Census can help identify welfare beneficiaries without falling into a binary BPL trap.” Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.

2) What do you understand by Parliamentarism? Examine its core principles and comment if the Indian Parliament is adhering to these principles. (200 Words)




Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections

3) “The Juvenile Justice Bill which will be turned into a law if passed has a word – ‘ heinous offences’ – so innocuously draconian that it can affect the rights of all Indian children in future, as also their parents.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Role of civil services in Democracy

4) It is argued that the lateral exit is as important as lateral entry in improving performance and efficiency of civil services in India. Do you agree with this view? Substantiate. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3

Topic: Indian economy – development and employment

5) “Eighty per cent of Indian manufacturing output comes from enterprises in the formal sector while a similar proportion of manufacturing employment is generated by enterprises in the informal sector.” What policy challenges does this paradox pose to Indian government? Discuss how should this issue be addressed. (200 Words)



TopicAwareness in the fields of Space

6) Write a note on the significance of NASA’s New Horizons Mission. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance,

7) It is argued these days that the reform of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is urgent and essential to ensure the growth of food processing industry in India. Critically examine why. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 4

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration:

8) Should a public servant act as whistleblower? If yes, what moral and ethical challenges he/she might face? How should he/she overcome them? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu