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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 28 December 2015

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 28 December  2015

Archives – Secure 2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) Critically analyse if the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill of 2015 addresses the major concerns of flat/home buyers. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 2

Topic: Quasi judicial bodies; Regulatory bodies

2) “The first 15 years of this century in India will be known as the period that witnessed the advent of sectoral regulators. ” DIscuss. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

3) Examine how direct benefits transfer (DBT) can help in implementing universal health insurance and similar schemes for vulnerable sections of population in India. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora

4) It is said that IT sector in India is vulnerable to some of US policies vis a vis this sector.  Examine why. Also discuss what measures can India take in this regard. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

TopicIndian economy – growth and development; Liberalization

5) If early 1990s heralded business and economic reforms, the early 2000s were crucial in bringing trade, tax and fiscal reforms in India. Critically examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Computers

6) Recently Google announced multiple India-specific projects –  “Project Loon”, “Tap to translate”, “Offline mapping” and “Asus Chromebit”. Will these projects have a transformational and disruptive influence on India? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

Business Standard


TopicScience and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life; Awareness in biotechnology 

7) What do you understand by cloning? Explain the technology involved and examine ethical issues that cloning gives rise to. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Conservation; Paper – 2 Pressure groups

8) Like in the West, is there a possibility for interest groups to form a political party advocating environmental rights and conservation in India? If yes, what should be its nature and objectives? Analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Dimensions of ethics; 

9) Differentiate between the following (200 Words)

(i) Law and ethics

(ii) Ethical management and management of ethics

(iii) Discrimination and preferential treatment

(iv) Personal Ethics and Professional Ethics