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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 27 October 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 27 October  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India) 

1) Antwerp in Belgium used to be the hub for cutting, polishing and trading diamonds. But now it is being taken over by cities like Dubai and Surat. Examine why. (150 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 2

Topic: Poverty and hunger

2) Discuss the importance of early childhood investment and measures needed to address the problem of child malnutrition in India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


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

3) Critically analyse India’s security engagement with Africa. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


TopicStructure, organization and functioning of  the Judiciary

4) Will bringing reforms in collegium system address some of the concerns raised against it? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

5) Discuss India’s concerns against China’s move to build dams on Brahmaputra and measures taken by both countries to address mutual concerns. (200 Words)

The Hindu



General Studies – 3


Topic: Changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

6) Recently the union government issued a draft of a “national capital goods policy” for India and it is being criticised for its policy recommendations to revive capital goods industry in India. Discuss why. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic:  Security challenges and their management in border areas

7) Recently there was talk of deploying short-range tactical nuclear weapons (TNWs) at the border by Pakistan to respond to India’s Cold Start Doctrine. Why does Pakistan want to deploy TNWs and what does India’s cold start doctrine mean? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in personal life

8) “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”  ― Mark Twain

Explain the meaning and significance of this quote for you. (150 Words)