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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 13 August 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 13 August  2015

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13 August  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.

1) In your opinion, what  are the greatest legacies of India’s freedom movement? Critically comment how we have preserved these legacies. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

2) Recently China devalued its currency yuan and this step has given rise to concerns across the world. Critically examine why China has taken this step and discuss its consequences, especially for India. (200 Words)


Business Standard

Business Standard

Business Standard


TopicPerformance of schemes

3) Critically evaluate the performance of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). (200 Words)

Business Standard

The Hindu


TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources

4) It is argued that education sector in India needs its own regulator at the centre just like other sectors such as telecommunications have. Examine why and also discuss issues arising our of this move. (200 Words)

Business Standard


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

5) Do you think the Rajya Sabha should be given equal powers on par with Lok Sabha in deciding and passing of Money Bill? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

TopicEffect of liberalisation; Change in industrial policy

6) Recently the Union cabinet approved the spectrum sharing policy finalized by the Telecom Commission. Examine the implications of this policy for the telecommunications sector and for the consumer. (200 Words)



TopicChanges in Industrial policy

7) “At least in two areas — public sector pay and industrial policy — the tiny but prosperous Singapore holds lessons for India as it celebrates the 68th anniversary of its independence.” Elaborate. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators

8) “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates

Examine the meaning of quote and its significance for an administrator. (150 Words)