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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 14 September 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 14 September  2015

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14 September  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)

1) Write a note on challenges and prospects of India’s business process outsourcing (BPO) in the healthcare sector. (150 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Poverty and developmental issues

2) UN experts opine the overall success or failure of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be determined by the results of a single country—India. Critically examine the challenges that India might face in implementing SDGs and possible solutions to these challenges. (200 Words)



General Studies – 2

Topic: Transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures

3) In recent years corruption and malpractices in job recruitment exams conducted by State Public Service Commissions are on the rise. In your opinion, what measures need to be taken by these Commissions and governments to conduct fair and transparent examination process for recruiting deserving candidates? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

TopicIndustrial policies and their effects

4) It is said that the Indian steel industry is facing several problems thanks to both domestic and international factors. Discuss what these factors are and do you think imposing higher tariff  would provide some reprieve to the industry?  Examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Resource mobilization

5) Discuss the merits and demerits of recently launched gold bond scheme of the government of India. (200 Words)

Business Standard


TopicInclusive development and issues

6) Do you think India Post’s license to function as payment bank would help in effective financial inclusion? Critically comment. (200 Words)



Topic: Conservation

7) Discuss some  of the natural crop protection methods that can help farmers deal with crop loss in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu



General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical concern and dilemma

8) As an officer of Archeological Survey of India, you are given responsibility to secure and excavate a fertile farmland where recently a farmer has found remnants of an ancient civilization. Someone tells the farmer that if he allows excavation in his land, it would become ‘protected’ site and he would lose his farmland forever to the government. The villagers, majority of whom are poor and marginal landholders, protest against the government and request you to not to step on their farmland. They tell you that for them growing food is more important than archeology.

Do you see merit in their argument and abandon excavations? Justify. (200 Words)

The Hindu