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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 23 September 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 23 September  2015

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23 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) Write a note on the  Ocean Mixing and Monsoons and Air Sea Interactions in the Northern Indian Ocean-Regional Initiative (OMM-ASIRI) project  and its significance for India. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

Topic: Issues related to poverty and hunger

2) Critically analyse the implementation and performance of food schemes by the government of India. (300 Words)

The Hindu



Topic: Issues related to poverty and hunger

3) Critically analyse the performance and implementation of social security schemes by the government of India. (300 Words)



NOTE: For the above two questions, please read the reference document carefully and frame answers. 


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

4) The National Health Profile 2015 prepared by the Central Bureau for Health Intelligence (CBHI) has revealed some disturbing facts about India’s healthcare sector. Critically comment on its findings. (250 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic: Resource mobilization

5) It is argued that increased FDI flows can only play a limited role in tackling issues like hunger, poverty and misgovernance which are said to be in dire need of attention by country’s lawmakers. Do you agree with this view? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Awareness in Space

6) Write a critical note on the Green Climate Fund (GCF). (150 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 4

Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration; Social influence and persuasion; 

7) One of your close friends who is preparing for civil services exam is arguing that the word secularism has been inserted ‘undemocratically’ in the Preamble to the Constitution. He keeps telling you that the minority communities should feel great that they have been given equal rights in the Constitution and should respect and try to follow majority community’s culture. He tells you that secularism is irrelevant in India as this country is by nature diverse and tolerant from time immemorial. According to him the word secularism has been inserted for petty political gains.

What is your opinion on your friend’s views? Do you think your friend deserves to become a civil servant? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicWork culture, Quality of service delivery,

8) Many times it is reported in news about hundreds of unfortunate deaths being caused by stampedes taking place in Indian temples. If you are posted as an administrator of a temple with such a past and which continues to receive huge volume of devotees every year, how will you manage the crowd so as to not to repeat stampedes? Elucidate. (150 Words)

The Hindu