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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 31 July 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 31 July 2015

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31 July  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)

1) It is said that the steel industry in India is experiencing downturn owing to both global and domestic factors. Examine these factors and consequences of this downturn. (200 Words)


Topic: Art & Culture; World History;

2) It is argued that in diplomacy historical and cultural nuances and their understanding is integral to geo-strategic considerations. With suitable examples, substantiate the statement. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

TopicStructure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary 

3) Critically comment on the composition and functioning of the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) as described in the NJAC Bill. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

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

4) Write a note on the science and technology behind desalination plants, their locations and uses. (200 Words)

The Hindu



Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism; (Paper – 2 Vulnerable section)

5) “One of the most disturbing effects of civil unrest is children participating in violence.” Critically analyse how unrest in different parts of India have made children vulnerable to exploitation, trafficking and misuse. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

TopicProbity in Governance

6) In your opinion, what is an important requisite for ensuring probity in governance? Justify. (200 Words)