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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 September 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 September  2015

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18 September  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: World War-II

1) Critically analyse India’s contribution to the World War II. (200 Words)

The Hindu


The Indian Express


Topic: Art and culture

2) Discuss the significance of Buddhist Stupas for many Asian countries. (150 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

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

3) In your opinion, why does India experience repeated outbreak of epidemics despite spending more in healthcare sector? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections

4) Write a critical note on the Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (Prime Minister’s mining Areas Welfare Scheme) and its significance for the targeted section of population. (150 Words)

Business Standard


Topic:Role of civil services in democracy

5) It is argued that the Indian bureaucracy is notorious for its inefficiency. Recently, the government issued an order where compulsory retirement for non-performing officials will be enforced.  Do you think such measure would increase efficiency? Critically comment. (200 Words)



General Studies – 3

TopicEnvironmental pollution

6) PM2.5 is now being regarded as a major risk to health of individuals in urban regions in India and across the world. Discuss why. (200 Words)



Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

7) It is said that the Small Finance Banks mark the biggest banking revolution in India since nationalization. Examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard

The Indian Express



General Studies – 4

Topic:  Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions

8) As a doctor in Primary Healthcare Centre, you are implementing immunisation programme in your locality. A section of local community claiming that immunisation is against their religious belief have boycotted the programme. You request them to bring their children highlighting the risks of non-immunisation. You also show data to prove your point. Despite your efforts, they are not convinced. Also few people argue that there is no need of immunisation for eradicated diseases. Few from your staff suggest you not to press further and let the children from that community suffer. Even your husband asks you not to take risk as you might face violent protest from the community.

What action will you take in this situation? Substantiate. (150 Words)

The Hindu