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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 28 September 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 28 September  2015

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28 September  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Population and associated issues,

1) Is large-scale labour migration good or bad for global economic welfare? Discuss with suitable examples. (200 Words)



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

2) It is argued that the root cause of recent dengue outbreak in Delhi is climate change, lack of governmental policy and action. Critically examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 2

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes

3) Critically examine objectives, implementation and performance of the Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY), and some of the issues it has given rise to viability of conditional cash transfers in India. (200 Words)



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

4) Critically analyse progress made by India in addressing health related issues under MDGs and also examine if strictly implementing SDGs would help India achieve these shortcomings. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


TopicRole of civil services in a democracy

5) Critically discuss the concerns raised against present pattern of civil services exam conducted by UPSC. What changes would you suggest in the present pattern to select able officers? (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic:  Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country

6) Critically examine how government policies have impacted the cropping pattern and prices of pulses in India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Economics of animal-rearing. 

7) Examine the potential of and problems faced by India’s fisheries sector and measures taken to address these problems. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in private and public relationships

8) Your close friend and roommate who happens to be a hacker with immense talent to hack any government website is enraged that official website of his home state has been hacked and defaced by a group of hackers which considers India as their enemy state. He tells you that he wants to hack their government websites in retaliation. Within hours he hacks many important websites of that country and posts provoking messages on their homepages.

Is your friend right in retaliating? Will you complain against him to concerned authorities? Justify. (150 Words)

The Hindu