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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 22 September 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 22 September  2015

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22 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; Poverty and developmental issues

1) Critically discuss how the poor people around the world will be affected by climate change effects and other natural disasters. What global institutional mechanism do they have to support their cause? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

Topic: Important aspects of governance; Functions of Parliament

2) In the light of recent controversy over relations between RBI and the finance Ministry, it is argued that the regulators of important sectors of economy that enjoy autonomy should be made accountable. In this regard, how can Parliament ensure fine balance between autonomy and accountability for these regulators? Discuss. (200 Words)



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

3) Recently Japan’s government ordered all of the country’s public universities to end education in the social sciences, the humanities and law. Do you think this is a wise decision? Examine the reasons behind such a decision and its likely consequences. Also discuss if India should issue similar order and focus on engineering and other professional courses. (250 Words)


The Hindu

Business Standard


Topic: e-Governance; Fundamental rights; Important aspects of governance

4) “The Draft National Encryption Policy is an assault on basic human rights.” Critically comment. (150 Words)


The Hindu

Business Standard


TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations.

5) It is opined that the hill elite in Nepal have thwarted what could have been a truly inclusive and democratic Constitution. Do you think so? What’s India’s role in it? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

TopicIndian Economy; subsidies; resource mobilization

6) After moral persuasion, the government is relying on technological solutions for reducing various subsidies. Critically examine will technological solutions suffice in this regard. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic:  Awareness in Space

7) Write a note on NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). (200 Words)

The Hindu



General Studies – 4

Topic:  Social influence and persuasion; 


8) You are working as a Group C government employee. Your salary can help you lead a reasonably good life but you are not able to save any money at the end of the month. Your parents had persuaded your wife to leave her job where she was earning as much as you are earning now. She now looks after home and your two  children. Your parents are rich farmers but you haven’t received any property or money from them all your life. Recently, influenced by government’s persuasion to give up LPG subsidy, you decide to do the same. Your wife is furious. She tells you that it is for rich people to give up LPG and not for her family which is struggling hard to buy a own home or some jewellery for herself or even buy her children good toys.

Will you go ahead and give up LPG subsidy? Is your wife justified in opposing your decision? Justify. (150 Words)

Business Standard