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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 25 November 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 25 November  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes

1) What do you understand by rural distress? What are the causes and consequences? How can government address this distress? Discuss.  (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic:  Population and associated issues

2) How can India bring down fertility levels? Also evaluate its performance so far. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

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

3) Analyse India’s relationship with Singapore. Some states in India want to emulate Singapore and build such cities. Have they been successful? Critically evaluate. (200 Words)

Business Standard


TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations.

4) “China’s desire to replace US hegemony in Asia remains the most serious flashpoint for war in the region.” Critically analyse. (200 Words)

Business STandard

General Studies – 3

Topic: Economic growth

5) In your opinion, what is the most significant driver of economic growth in India over the last year? Should India continue to depend on this factor? Examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic:  Resource mobilization 

6) Critically evaluate the objectives and performance of recently launched gold monetisation scheme  of the union government. (200 WOrds)

Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic:Dimensions of ethics; 

7) “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” Examine the application of the meaning of the quote in public administration. (150 Words)