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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 August 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 August  2015

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24 August  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: World History; Redrawal of boundaries

1) Discuss the causes and consequences of the 1950-53 Korean War. Also examine if the  nature of boundary problem between two Koreas has any similarities to the boundary problem between India and Pakistan.  (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests

2) Recent developments in the Chinese financial sector have raised concerns globally about another looming crisis. Critically examine what impact these developments can possibly have on India and the world. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.

3) It is argued that a state-centric strategy on land acquisition will permit a more nuanced approach and It would also promote competitive federalism. Critically discuss how. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


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

4) It is increasingly being perceived both by foreign and domestic investors that India is arbitrary about taxes. In the light of recent developments, critically examine if this perception is misplaced. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 3

TopicIndian economy 

5) Do you think the recently launched Indradhanush, a seven-point programme to rejuvenate public sector banks (PSBs), will be able to provide a competitive, profitable and customer-friendly banking sector? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic:  Science and Technology- developments;

6) Recently the Union Cabinet cleared guidelines for spectrum sharing. What are the objectives of these guidelines? Do you think they would solve some of the pressing problems faced by consumers of telecommunications services? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic:  Indian economy – Growth; Employment

7) It is found that the Indian economy went through a period of “jobless growth” when five million jobs were lost between 2004-05 and 2009-10. Critically analyse the causes of this pattern of growth. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Computers,

8) What do you understand by Digital Amnesia? Examine its causes and consequences. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in private institutions; Ethics in human actions

9) Do you think the Jain practice of Santhara is ethical? Substantiate with valid arguments. (200 Words)

The Hindu