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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 02 September 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 02 September  2015

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02 September  2015

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General Studies – 1;

TopicModern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues; World Wars

1) “As the first truly global war, the war undeniably left a legacy for modern India too, whether it is the institutional levers of control, the medical and military infrastructure, alternate ideas of society or the rampant corruption that flourishes today.” With reference to the impact of Second World War on India, critically analyse the statement. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Regionalism; Distribution of resources

2) It is said that India can learn from the Asian experience of creating a dedicated fund to address the problem of regional disparity in the country.  Examine how. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Salient features of Indian society; Poverty issues

3) Critically analyse the role of caste as cause and facilitator of poverty in India. And critically comment if de-reservation should be used to address inequality.  (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes;

4) Critically discuss the challenges faced by disabled persons in gaining employment in the India and the measures taken by the government to address this issue. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic: Indian economy – resource mobilisation; effect of liberalisation

5) What prompted RBI to classify some banks in India such as SBI and ICICI as systemically important? Also examine implications of this move. (200 Words)

Business Standard


TopicIssues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices

6) Recently, expressing concern over distortion of the credit culture in agriculture, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has urged the government to give subsidy  directly to farmers. Critically examine why. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Economic growth

7) Differentiate between GDP and GVA (Gross Value Added). In the light of recent debate over India’s new GDP estimation, examine why GVA has been given importance. (200 Words)

Business Standard



Topic: Security issues

8) Write a critical note on recent crisis in Manipur related to the passing of certain Bills and the ongoing ethnic clashes. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators

9) What do you understand by basic human values? Which values would you like to see in a good leader and why? Discuss. (150 Words)