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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 07 December 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 07 December  2015

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General Studies – 1;

TopicCritical changes to geographical features and their effect on flora and fauna

1) Discuss the causes of El-Nino event and its impact on India’s weather system. (150 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu


Topic: Population

2) The ministry of Statistics and programme Implementation (MoSPI) has released data for to India’s progress on gender-related fronts. Analyse its important findings. (150 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 2

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests; Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate

3) It is said that India faces several dilemmas in ratifying the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). Examine why. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Salient features of Indian constitution

4) It is said that Secularism is implicit in the entire constitutional framework and there was no need of inserting the word ‘secular’ in the preamble. Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic: Disaster management

5) What steps should be taken by concerned authorities during post-flood relief measures? Enumerate. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu



Topic: Indian economy – resource mobilization

6) Singapore has replaced Mauritius as the top source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into India during the first half of the current financial year. Examine why. Also explain why these small nations contribute more FDI to India compared to large economies such as China and USA. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Environmental pollution and degradation

7) Odd-even road rationing, which was recently announced by the Delhi government to reduce pollution in the capital city is said to be a short-term measure. Examine its effectiveness and suggest what long-term measures are needed to address pollution problem. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic: Empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections

8) In your opinion, who constitute weaker sections in India? As a civil servant, in your personal and professional capacity, what measures will you take to  help these sections? Explain. (200 Words)