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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 29 August 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 29 August  2015

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29 August  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Population – issues; Urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

1) According to a study, ischemic heart disease is emerging as the main health problem in India. Critically examine its nature, causes and consequences. (200 Words)

Down to Earth

TopicImportant Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, 

2) What is the Main Central Thrust in the Himalayas and how was it formed? Highlighting its significance examine why it was in news recently. (200 Words)

Down to Earth


General Studies – 2

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

3) The crushing burden of debt, combined with state apathy and flawed policy, is claiming thousands of lives in a suicide catastrophe spread across the farmlands of India. Critically discusss. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Mobilization of resources;Liberalization; 

4) Critically analyse the structure, objectives and issues arising out of of the Goods and Services Tax system that the government wants to introduce in India. (200 Words)



Topic: Environmental pollution

5) Experts have warned that India’s extreme vulnerability to climate change will have a direct impact on the health of its population. Elaborate. (200 Words)

Down to Earth


Topic:  Awareness in Space; Achievements of Indians in S&T

6) Do you think the two consecutive successful launch of GSLV-Mk-II would make ISRO self-reliant space agency? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic:Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

7) “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Do you agree with this view? Critically comment. (200 Words)