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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 15 October 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 15 October  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Post Independence Consolidation of India

1) Critically comment on the history of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, its implications and relevance for the Union of India. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

Topic: mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections.

2) Discuss the importance of immunisation for children, challenges being faced in mass immunisation programs and measures taken by government to make immunisation universal. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


TopicGovernment policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

3) Can technology help in addressing some of the major social issues? Critically discuss. (250 Words)


The Hindu


TopicBilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

4) Write a critical note on the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project. (150 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 3

Topic:  Environmental pollution

5) “The first draft of the Paris agreement, now in the public domain, makes no mention of equity, historical responsibility and renders the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities more as a homily.” Examine implications of this stand on India and other developing countries. (150 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Infrastructure; indigenisation

6) Should India spend huge amounts of money on its nuclear triad modernisation as it is being done by UK, USA and Russia? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu


TopicEffects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth

7) Recently a survey found that India has emerged as most attractive investment destination for foreign investors. Examine what has changed in India to push it the top spot. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 4

Topic: ethical concerns and dilemmas in government institutions; Values


8) You are newly appointed and posted as Sub-Inspector in a small town. You have won the love of people thanks to your honesty and some of the brave actions of yours in fighting crime in and around the town. Recently you help a rich old couple find their kidnapped ten year old grandchild and arrest her kidnappers. The girl had lost both her parents in an accident. Her grandparents had raised her with lots of love and care. Impressed by your swift action and safe return of their grandchild, out of immense gratitude, girl’s grandparents visit you and insist you to take a cash of Rs five lakhs. They say that they would not leave your place until you take the money. They tell you that they are neither bribing you nor awarding cash prize, but out of love for their grandchild who is safe and sound, they are showing their gratitude to your bravery, honesty and swift action. They say that they have so much money to spend on girl and rupees five lakhs is small amount to spend compared to your action of saving her life.

Will you accept the money? Are the grandparents of girl right in offering you money? Justify why you accept or won’t accept the money. (250 Words)



TopicChallenges of corruption

9) Has corruption increased since the opening up and liberalization of the Indian economy in the early 1990s? Critically analyse. (200 Words)