Print Friendly, PDF & Email

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 15 September 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 15 September  2015

Archives – Secure 2015

15 September  2015

If facing problem in loading of Disqus Comments, please clear Cache and Cookies in your Browser and then reload the page. This will solve the problem. Alternatively you can open the page in ‘incognito/safe browsing mode‘. 

Click on EACH question to post/read  answers.

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Poverty and developmental issues

1) Analyse India’s performance in meeting the Millennium Development Goals. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Social empowerment; Poverty; Salient features of Indian Society

2) What do you understand by bonded labour? It is said that in India this scourge is still present in many states. Discuss the reasons for its existence and solutions to end the same. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: History of the world – important events and their effect

3) Discuss the events that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the consequences of this event had on Germany. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

4) Critically discuss the contentious issues between India and Sri Lanka, their causes and how  India can address these issues. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

5) “The difficulty that health systems in India unfortunately face is that since they were designed as Maternal and Child Health (MCH)-only systems, they have become chronically under-resourced and have now built a very high- cost but low-performance culture and a concomitant reputation.” Elaborate and examine what steps need to be taken to address concern raised in the statement. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries

6) Examine the features of shadow cabinet system practised in the United Kingdom and comment if India also needs such a system. (200 Words)

Business Standard



General Studies – 3

Topic: Indian economy – growth; Industrial policies

7) Since last two decades, the share of manufacturing sector in India’s GDP is steadily declining despite government’s efforts to encourage industries to manufacture in India. Examine the reasons and suggest solutions. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Agri issues

8) Suggest short term and long term measures to fix India’s agriculture failures. (200 Words)



General Studies – 4

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


9) You are working as Deputy Collector in a district where mining is rampant. Recently, your close friend – a rich businessman who has interests in hospitality and mining – requested you to talk to a Station House Officer (SHO).  SHO had warned  your friend not to store explosives meant for mining in the basement of the hotel. Your friend had told SHO that storage was meant only for few days until some repair work was completed in their proper storage area outside the city. But SHO was adamant and had strictly warned your friend to remove explosives or face criminal case. Now your friend wants SHO to be warned by you to do favour to him. In the past he had helped financially and given moral support to you when you were about to abandon your studies due to poverty. Your friend assures you that explosives are safe and would cause no harm to anyone. Due to emergency he wants them to be stored only for few days.

In this situation what action will you take? Justify. (150 Words)

The Hindu