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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 23 July 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 23 July 2015

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23 July  2015

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General Studies – 1;

TopicEffects of globalization on Indian society 

1) Critically examine the role of globalisation on the pattern and growth of alcohol consumption in India. Do you think strict prohibition laws would discourage alcohol consumption? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2

Topic: Transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures

2) Critically comment on the role of opinion polls in elections in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Reference (WSJ)


Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary

3) “while public interest litigation has restored the independent image of the Supreme Court, it has achieved this at the cost of quality, discipline and the constitutional role judges are expected to perform.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources.

4) It is said that there are many deep flaws in the design and functioning of India’s teacher preparation system. Critically examine what these flaws, consequences of these flaws and suggest how India should address them. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Indian economy –  Resource Mobilization

5) It is argued that the fixed maximum retail price (MRP) is an archaic and dysfunctional mechanism that hurts both retailers and the consumers it seeks to protect. Do you agree? Substantiate.  (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Awareness in the field of computers

6) “The Internet has not been neutral for a long time, and can never be neutral under its present commercial models.” Do you agree?  Critically comment. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

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

7) The death punishment to a criminal who has committed ghastly crime is considered as unethical and inhuman by many people.  What does your conscience tell you about capital punishment? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu