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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 09 September 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 09 September  2015

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09 September  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues

1) Critically analyse Gandhiji’s views on racism, casteism and imperialism. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Post-independence consolidation

2) The 1965 India – Pakistan War is considered as significant event in India’s post-Independent history. Critically examine why. Also examine the causes of this War and the lessons for India from this War to face present challenges. (200 Words)

The indian Express


Topicpopulation and associated issues

3) Analyse the implications of skewed sex ratio on the population growth. (150 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2

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

4) According to the recently released census figures, the gap between rural and urban India in education has narrowed notably in the decade leading up to 2011. Analyse these figures and causes of this development. (200 Words)

Business Standard


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

5) It is said that connectivity strategy to the northeast is crucial to India’s Act East Policy. Examine the possibilities and potentialities of this strategy. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests,

6) In the light of US and EU position regarding developing countries’ farm subsidy policies at WTO, critically comment on the 2014  Farm Bill of the US government. (200 Words)



General Studies – 3


Topic: Prevention of money laundering

7) It is said that some of the import restriction methods by India are leading to the flow of black money into the country. Critically examine and suggest what government can do in this regard. (150 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Disaster management

8) How does India manage droughts? In the light of recent droughts, critically examine. (150 Words)

Business Standard


TopicEnvironmental pollution

9) It is argued that even with growth in renewable energy generation, coal will remain indispensable. But, to address adverse environmental impact of coal plants in India, what measures need to be taken? Do you think completely doing away with coal plants is a viable solution? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic:Human Values; Ethics in private and public relationships

10) What is your ultimate goal in life? Do you think you can achieve your goal without compromising your personal integrity and value system? Justify. (150 Words)