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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 09 November 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 09 November  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies

1) In India, waste management – be it solid urban waste, sewage, chemical or industrial waste – is mismanaged and has become a mammoth problem in the face of rapid urbanization. Critically analyse why it has remained a problem and what challenges is this problem posing to policy makers. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2


Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources

2) Recently The central education ministry said that it wants to discourage country’s ‘coaching culture’ for entrance exams. Some argue that coaching is a necessary evil. Why do you think coaching institutions have mushroomed? Should they be discouraged? Critically comment. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 3

TopicInfrastructure – energy

3) It is said that in India, falling rates in solar power is good for consumers and policymakers, but not for investors. Examine why. (200 Words)

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Topic:  Infrastructure – energy

4) Recently, the government unveiled its Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY), with the intent to find a permanent solution to the financial mess that the power distribution is in. Critically examine if the design of this scheme would address the fundamental problems faced in power distribution sector. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 4

Topic: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions

5) People in various religions worship their gods to provide them with more wealth along with good health. Is it unethical to pray for more prosperity for yourself when you are already well-off? Critically comment. (200 Words)



Note: Less questions….. Thanks to Bihar election result. Newspapers are in celebration mode!