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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 10 September 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 10 September  2015

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10 September  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Salient features of Indian society

1) Who are the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) in India? Examine why they are classified as such and discuss their characteristics and social conditions. (200 Words)

The Hindu



Topic: Post-independence consolidation

2) Critically examine why the process of preparation of National Register of Citizens in Assam is going on under the direct supervision of the Supreme Court. Also examine the consequences of such an exercise. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicRole of women

3) A recent World Bank report has found that countries whose laws discriminate against women and do not promote gender equality suffer economically. Critically comment on this finding with special reference to India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2

Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure

4) “What Article 25 guarantees is not a collective religious right but an individual’s freedom of choice.” In the light of recent incidences in India related to infringement of an individual’s freedom, critically comment on the statement. (150 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:Powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

5) Should the Comptroller and Auditor General be made accountable to Parliament? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


TopicEnvironmental pollution; Conservation

6) The call for conservation of Himalayan ecosystems is growing by day. Critically discuss the unique features of these ecosystems, the threats they are facing and the need for their conservation. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Conservation; Economic growth  and development

7) Write a critical note on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) initiative. (200 Words)

Business STandard

The Guardian

General Studies – 4

Topic: laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance;

8) The malaise of the political class seeking to exert control over police officers and playing a game of favourites is not uncommon in India. If you are an IPS officer and a victim of such a political control, which will you choose as the source of ethical guidance to act in such situations – Law and rules, or conscience? Justify. (150 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Ethical issues in international relations

9) Critically analyse various ethical issues in the ongoing ‘migrant’ crisis in Europe. (200 Words)

The Hindu