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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 30 November 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 30 November  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Role of women, Salient features of Indian society

1) Women have been victims of customs and rituals in the Indian society since ancient times. Critically comment why such practices are continuing even today and suggest ways to stop them. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

TopicPoverty and hunger

2) In the light of recent survey by Swaraj Abhiyan, a farmers’ activists group, which found that more than 80 per cent of households in Bundelkhand reported cutting down on consumption of pulses and milk while more than three-quarters reported they were increasingly eating roti with just salt and spices, it is argued that it is imminent on the part  of government to implement agrarian reforms. Critically analyse these reforms. (200 Words)

Business Standard

The Wire


TopicWelfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes;

3) It is reported in media that recently launched insurance and pension schemes by the union government are struggling. Examine why. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 3

TopicConservation; Environmental pollution

4) What do you understand by “carbon budget” in the climate change parlance? Examine why it is deemed important in ongoing climate change talks. (150 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:Conservation; Environmental pollution

5) Examine the issues that have divided nations in the ongoing climate change negotiations. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topicchanges in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

6) India is nudging semi-regulated markets like Myanmar and Kenya to accept its drug standards, instead of the US or British norms. Discuss the objectives of this policy. (150 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 4

Topic:laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance;


7) Explain the differences between laws, rules and regulations with suitable examples. (150 Words)