[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 12 August 2015
12 August 2015
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography.
Topic: Salient features of Indian society
2) It is often found in Indian society that Godmen (babas) and God-women mislead public, especially the urban and educated, and amass illegal wealth. In your opinion, why such people are flourishing despite the spread of education and awareness? Also comment on their effect on the Indian society. (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these
Topic: Role of civil services in democracy; Performance of schemes
General Studies – 3
Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology
5) Many Indians have achieved stupendous success in the field of science and technology after moving out of India, and went on to reach top positions in world’s biggest technology companies. In your opinion which factors have contributed to their success and critically comment on India’s role in their success. (200 Words)
6) There is a debate going on whether to allow construction of multipurpose dams in biodiversity rich North East region of India or not where faith and traditions are associated with some of the flora and fauna of the region. Do you think it is wise to allow construction of such projects there? Substantiate. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic:Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.
7) Your brother whom you love so much is cheating in the exam. You are also writing the same exam sitting just behind him. You notice that he is looking at a small piece of paper and copying its content in exam. A day before he had confided that he was scared of failing in the exam and facing ridicule from his parents and relatives. He had also talked about taking extreme step if he fails the exam.