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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 07 September 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 07 September  2015

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07 September  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Role of women;

1) Critically analyse the social and economic benefits of gender parity in workforce. (150 Words)

Business Standard

The Hindu


Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent)

2) Critically discuss the problems and prospects of coal sector in India. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena; poverty and developmental issues

3) Examine the non-geographical causes of droughts in India with suitable examples. (150 Words)



TopicDevelopment processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders 

4) The Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), passed in 1976 and amended in 2010 has been criticised on many grounds. Critically examine why. (150 Words)

The Hindu



General Studies – 2

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 

5) It is argued that the teacher management systems in public elementary education is crucial to improve the quality of school education in India. Examine the components of teacher management system, its present status and the need for its reform in India. (200 Words)



Topic: issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure

6) Critically examine why some sections in the northeast are demanding the implementation of an Inner Line Permit (ILP) system. (150 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic: Resource Mobilization;

7) What do you understand by strategic disinvestment? Is its implementation important for an economy, especially for India? If so, examine what steps has government in this regard. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Resource mobilization; Effects of liberalization on the economy

8) Recently the Committee to Recommend Measures for Curbing Mis-selling and Rationalising Distribution Incentives in Financial Products made recommendations on insurance, mutual funds and pension products. Examine these recommendations and analyse their implications. (200 Words)

Business Standard



Topic: Environmental pollution

9) What do you understand by “limited carbon budget”. Examine its importance in the debate on climate change. (150 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

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

10) Do you consider caste discrimination as unethical practice? Justify. (150 Words)

The Hindu