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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 21 September 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 21 September  2015

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21 September  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

1) With suitable examples, illustrate environmental implications of river linking projects that are mooted in India in recent days. (150 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 2

Topic: Important aspects of governance; E-governance

2) In the light of India’s burgeoning population and the increasing need to deliver services efficiently to this population, it is said that the Digital India and Aadhar initiatives face several challenges in their implementation. Critically examine. (200 Words)



Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning,

3) Is the Rajya Sabha necessary today? Critically discuss. (200 Words)



Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. ; Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora; 

4) Critically examine how international courts, especially in EU, USA and Australia have viewed the refugee problem in their respective jurisdictions. Also examine how does Indian laws view this problem. (200 Words)


The Hindu


TopicBilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

5) Discuss the opportunities and challenges of new financial architecture that is being built in Asia that replicates the Bretton Woods framework in functionality. (200 Words)

Business Standard


TopicBilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

6) Some experts argue that signing Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) today is advantageous to India. Critically examine why. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

TopicIndian Economy – Growth

7) In your opinion, how can India achieve sustainable economic growth? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic:  Conservation

8) The Indian desert camels has been declared as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Examine why this animal is fast disappearing and what measures need to be taken to save it. (150 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic:  Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships


9) Your son has just returned from Germany after completing his higher studies. Unlike past, these days he is more aloof and conservative. He talks less with you and other family members. He is always busy with his computer. He now and then tells you that he is looking for a job in a foreign country. One day you happen to get access to his computer when he is not at home. To your shock you find  that he is in touch with terrorists in Middle East and is planning to join them soon to train as a suicide bomber. His email conversations reveal that he is already taken part in several terrorist attacks by providing necessary online support to such missions. If he is found guilty by Indian courts, he will be sentenced to life or he might be put to death. You are scared to talk to your son and confront him. You have lived a respectful and dignified life. Your family members and neighbours respect you and your family a lot. Not able to withhold this information, you reveal your son’s activities to your wife. She tells you that it is better to commit suicide than having such a son at home who would bring shame to her family. As per the information gathered by you, your son will leave the country within few days.

What are the options available before you? Examine their merits and demerits, and choose the best course of action explaining reasons. (200 Words)

The Indian Express