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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 20 October 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 20 October  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

1) In your opinion, what are the traits of Indian culture? Do you think Indian culture is under threat today? If yes, critically comment on the forces that are threatening it. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic:  Functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary

2) Should the exercise of power of judicial review depend upon the will of the Parliament? In the light of recent NJAC judgment by the Supreme Court, critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary; basic structure. 

3) Do you think the primacy of the judiciary in the appointments process is indispensable for the independence of the judiciary? Discuss. (150 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Poverty and Hunger

4) After the poverty line, the Indian government is looking to move to a new framework to determine beneficiaries of welfare entitlements based on the Socio Economic Caste Census (SECC) data. Critically examine the implications of this move. (200 Words)



General Studies – 3

Topic: Changes in Industrial policy

5) In recent months state governments are coming up with ‘start-up’ policies to aid and fund start – up initiatives in India. Do you think public money should be invested in private start-up initiatives? What should be the role of government here? Discuss. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: dimensions of ethics; Moral philosophers


6) What do you understand by moral philosophy? If you have to choose your own happiness or happiness for all, which one will you choose and why? (200 Words)