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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 14 August 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 14 August  2015

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14 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) What did Swaraj mean to the leaders of India’s national movement? Has this meaning been realised in true sense? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

TopicGovernment policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 

2) In your opinion, what constitutes prison reforms? Critically examine what efforts have been made to reform prisons in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu



Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

3) Are there possibilities for India to have a broader and deeper relationship with Iran beyond trade relations? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests; International organisations

4) Discuss the roadblocks India is facing in its quest for permanent membership of the UN Security Council. Do you think permanent membership is a necessity for India? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


5) Discuss why Sustainable consumption and production (SCP) is considered as keystone measure in combating climate change and protecting environment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Reference (Important)



Topic: Different types of irrigation and irrigation systems

6) Is there scope for India to add unirrigated millions of hectares of land to irrigated land without building new dams? Critically discuss how. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 4

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


7) “Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.” – Schopenhauer

Do you agree with this quote? Justify. (150 Words)