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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 26 August 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 26 August  2015

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26 August  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:Population and related issues

1) Critically analyse the trend and pattern of population growth and composition of different communities in India in recent decades. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Business Standard

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.

2) “Given that economic benefits under the ‘Special Category’ status are minimal and have been diluted over the years, States would be better off seeking a special package.” Analyse. (200 Words)

Business Standard


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

3) In the light of recent devaluation of its currency by China, do you think India should also devalue its currency? Substantiate. (200 Words)



General Studies – 3

Topic: Developments in S&T: Paper – 2 Health related

4) What do you understand by telemedicine? Examine its opportunities and recent developments, especially in India. (200 Words)





Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

5) Do you think financial inclusion will be a profitable venture for banks? Critically examine. (200 Words)



Topic: Effect of liberalization

6) It is argued that the plunging crude oil prices aren’t just a boon for corporate India and the consumer but are an invaluable opportunity for the government to push for faster reform of pricing and distribution distortions in the oil and gas sectors. Elaborate. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Environmental pollution

7) Critically discuss the components of environmental remediation of contaminated sites and rehabilitation of affected people, and the policy measures taken by the government and related agencies to address this issue in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions

8) On your motorcycle you have brought your close friend to a nearby bus stop to bid him goodbye. One girl in her mid-twenties is standing besides you waiting for a bus. Your close friend, who is known for his bad manners, eve teases the girl. The girl slaps your friend in the public and warns him that if he doesn’t apologise to her, she would file a complaint against him and send him to jail. Your friend who is nervous, requests you to start the bike and help him escape from the scene.

In this situation, what will you do? Justify. (150 Words)