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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 15 August 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 15 August  2015

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15 August  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Role of women and women’s organization

1) Critically comment on the composition, objectives and functioning of the National Commission for Women (NCW). (200 Words)



Topic: Role of women

2) The demand is growing in India to increase the pool of women teachers in India, especially at the school level. Critically examine why. (200 Words)



Topic:  Secularism

3) Recently the Rajasthan High Court rules that the Jian practice of Santhara would henceforth be treated as “suicide” and made punishable under Section 309 (attempt to commit suicide) and Section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Critically comment on this ruling. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

4) Write a critical note on India – UAE relations. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3

Topic: Issues relating to intellectual property rights

5) Write a critical note on the objectives and implementation of the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights (PPV&FR) Act, 2001, and the response of farmers to the same. (200 Words)



Topic: Conservation

6) Critically discuss the importance of social forestry  programme in combating climate change. Also comment on its implementation in India. (200 Words)



General Studies – 4

Topic:Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct; Ethics in private institutions

7) Do you think Ethics regimes, ethics reforms, codes of conduct, codes of ethics, and ethics rules are relevant to private sector too? Critically examine how has globalization impacted the private sector and what role has outsourcing had in private sector ethics and the world economy. (200 Words)

World Bank