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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 20 August 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 20 August  2015

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20 August  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena, geographical features and their location

1) Define drought? What are its types? Examine which regions of India are drought prone and why. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 2

Topic: mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections

2) Critically comment on the condition of women prisoners in Indian prisons. (200 Words)

The Hindu



General Studies – 3

TopicEnvironmental pollution

3) Is compressed natural gas (CNG) a clean, non-polluting auto fuel, which does not pose health hazards? Critically examine and discuss alternatives to CNG. (200 Words)

Business Standard


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

4) What do you understand by ‘Call Drop’? Why is it caused? Examine and also discuss its impact on consumers. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Environmental pollution

5) Do you think banning plastic bags is an environment friendly measures? Substantiate. (200 Words)



TopicAwareness in the fields of Space, 

6) Discuss the significance of the Satellite Instructional Television Experiment (SITE) and its association with India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Role of educational institutions in inculcating values

7) Is it unethical for educational institutions to associate with political parties and political institutions? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu