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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 28 August 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 28 August  2015

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28 August  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

1) Indian cities are experiencing mega traffic congestion problem with each passing day. In your opinion, what are the root causes of this problem and what urgent measures need to be taken to address this problem. Critically analyse. (200 Words)



TopicSalient features of Indian society; Social Empowerment

2) In your opinion, what are the underlying causes of anti-reservation movements that are taking place in some parts of India? Critically examine. Also suggest if such movements should be allowed to take place by the government. (200 Words)

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The Hindu

The Hindu


Topic: population and associated issues

3) What do you understand by demographic transition? Which phase is India experiencing at present? Analyse. (200 Words)



General Studies – 2

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

4) Critically examine the rationale behind forcing government servants to send their kids to government schools. Do you think such policy by the government would meet its objectives? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3

Topic: Awareness in the fields of  Space; Indians achievement in S&T

5) Examine the differences between GSLV and PSLV launch vehicles. It is said that GSLV would become a competitor to PSLV. Examine why. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Indian economy – employment

6) Do you think there should be a law to ensure minimum wages applicable to all employees across that country including sector-specific minimum wages for industrial workers? Substantiate. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

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

7) One of your friends, who is very ambitious to achieve higher social status by acquiring wealth by any means, is planning to force her present husband to divorce her by threatening him that she would file police complaint against him accusing him of domestic violence, and then marry a rich realtor who has fallen in love with her. You are well aware of her plans to use the rich realtor to acquire wealth. She keeps on promising you that she would make you rich too. She has been of great support to you through all of your struggles and you consider her as you strength and moral support. She shares all her secrets with you believing that you would safeguard them. Meanwhile, your husband who doesn’t like the attitude of your friend is asking you to stay away from her. He is forcing you to break friendship with her.

What values have been compromised in the above case study by the people involved in it? Examine.  (100 Words)

Will you act as per your husband’s wish? Justify. (150 Words)

The Hindu