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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 08 September 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 08 September  2015

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08 September  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Role of women;

1) At 53 percentage points, India has one of the worst gender gaps in the world when it comes to labour force participation. How this percentage can be improved? Discuss. (150 Words)



General Studies – 2

Topic: e-Governance; Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources. 

2) It is agreed that E-learning could be the key to addressing the education challenges in the country today. How can digital technology be used to improve learning skills and quality of education? Discuss. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Business Standard


Topic: issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure

3) It is argued that ending unearned privileges of both top civil and military services would help repair civil-military relations. Examine what these privileges are and critically comment on this issue. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

4) What do you understand by a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT)? Recently the Law Commission of India released model draft to redraft archaic BITs. Critically examine how this draft seeks to protect the interests of both the government and investors. (200 Words)

The Hindu 


Topic: Laws and mechanisms for vlunerable section

5) “Affirmative action is necessary. But caste-based reservations are unimaginative, crude and costly for the intended.” beneficiaries. Critically comment.(200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3

Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 

6) Recently the World Economic Forum ranked India very low, mostly in the bottom half, globally on most of the parameters for inclusive growth and development, even as it fares much better internationally when it come to business and political ethics. In your opinion, what are the causes of this low ranking and how we can address them? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Issues relating to intellectual property rights

7) In the light of recent rejection of patent to few of the multinational drug companies on their drugs, critically analyse India’s present intellectual property rights policy. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Business Standard


Topic: Different types of irrigation and irrigation systems  

8) Despite not being a water-short country, India is facing several challenges when it comes to conserve water for irrigation purposes. Examine these challenges and suggest the measures needed to conserve water for irrigation purposes. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 4

Topic: role of educational institutions in inculcating values. 

9) Do you think proper implementation of the Right to Education Act can also help in imparting values to the children? Critically comment. (150 Words)

Business Standard