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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 13 October 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 13 October  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Post independence consolidation

1) Critically examine the roots of Khalistan movement, its objectives and the causes of its fall. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

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

2) The International Criminal Court has asked India to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on charges of crime against humanity. Is India bound by any international agreements to arrest him? Even if not, should India arrest him? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

TopicAwareness in S&T : Space

3) Why is neutrino science considered as an important part of science today? Discuss its principles and applications. (250 Words)

The Hindu


TopicAwareness in S&T – Biotechnology

4) Write a note on the principles of stem cell therapy and latest advancements in this field. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Conservation

5) The union government has banned use of diclofenac and some states have banned Ketoprofen, a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) to treat cattle. Examine why and explain significance of this ban. (150 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic: Family values; Ethics in private relations


6) You and your close friend are preparing for civil services exam in Delhi. You had cleared this exam in previous attempt, but you are again preparing to improve your rank this year. Your close friend did not clear UPSC civil services preliminary exam in her third attempt whereas you have cleared it again. She is very depressed and inconsolable. This time she was hoping to clear as she was sure that she had done well. She was already preparing well for Mains exam. Your friend is telling you that she would quit civil services exam preparation and go back to software job which she dislikes very much. She is scared that if she goes back to home, she will be forced to agree to marry a distant relative as she is already 28. Her parents are opposed to her software job too. She was hoping that she would get into civil services this year and marry her childhood friend whom her family hates. Now her parents are forcing her to return home. She tells you that she would better die than going back to home as it would mean end to her civil services dream as well as her wish to marry her boyfriend. She is asking for your advice at this moment.

What options does she have? What advice will you give her? Explain. (200 Words)