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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 25 September 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 25 September  2015

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25 September  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country

1) Which factors played major role in forcing the British to leave India? Critically examine Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s role in it. (200 Words)

The Hindu



Topic: Urbanization and issues

2) Analyse the nature of urbanisation in South Asian countries. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 2

Topic:Fundamental rights; Governance issues

3) “There is no need to criminalise words spoken or written, however strong and provocative they are in their criticism of the state.” Do you agree with this view? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu



Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to  Education, Human Resources. 

4) “Our failure to develop a scientific and progressive system of teacher-training is the root cause of many problems being faced by education system in India.” Comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic:Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

5) What possible role can India play in dealing with refugee crisis in Europe? Examine. (150 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas

6) Critically analyse significance of the recent framework agreement signed between the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) [NSCN (I-M)] and the Government of India. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Conservation; Environmental pollution  

7) Write a note on union government’s new Green Road Corridor project. (150 Words)

The Hindu

Business Standard


General Studies – 4

Topic:  role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. ; Ethical concerns and dilemma


8) You are a school teacher teaching science at a local school. Your son studies in the same school. You were given responsibility to conduct science fair in the school. Two winners who create best models would be sent to participate at the district level, where if they win will have chance to participate at state level in the state capital. Your son is an intelligent student and hard working too. You suggest him to participate in the fair. You tell him that you would provide all assistance in preparing a unique working model that would definitely win the first prize. Your son who is studying in 9th standard tells you that he would love to participate but he does not want to. He says that some of his friends and their teachers always taunt that he gets good marks in exams because of his father’s influence. They have also told him that he gets to know the question papers beforehand and hence score full marks in all science and mathematics tests. He tells you that if he wins in this science fair he will be again accused of cheating. Therefore, he says, is not willing to participate in any competition in that school.

Will you convince your son to participate in the science fair? If yes, how will you convince him and why? Justify. (200 Words)