[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 12 September 2015

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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 12 September  2015

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12 September  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues

1) Do you think the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb is rightly vilified by some historians? Critically comment. (200 Words)



General Studies – 2

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

2) It is said that even though the draft National Health Policy 2015 is an improvement over its predecessors–the policies of 1984 and 2002 – it still has many gaps to fill. Critically examine them and suggest improvements. (200 Words)



General Studies – 3

Topic: Conservation

3) It is said that Indian forests are under threat from the deadly fungal disease called Phytophthora ramorum which has hit parts of Europe and North America. Write a note about causes, consequences and prevention of this disease. (150 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life ; Achievements of Indians in science & technology; 

4) Write a note about the production of melanin and its pharmaceutical applications. (150 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Conservation

5) Examine the ways how the instrument of corporate social responsibility can be used to conserve wildlife and forests. (150 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Resource mobilisation

6) Many states in India conduct global investors meet to attract investments yet there is data to show how little of the investment promises actually translate to investment on the ground. Examine the reasons for this failure and potential of such investments if they materialise. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Conservation

7) Discuss the challenges faced by tigers in their movement in some of the important tiger habitats in central India and the measures needed to conserve and enable tigers to move freely in these habitats. (200 Words)



General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical concern and dilemma

8) Crop depredation caused by nilgai and wild boars in northern and central India is considered as a serious problem for farmers in these regions. The environmental ministry has come up with a draft that says killing such animals shouldn’t be illegal henceforth. Do you think it is ethical to kill such innocent animals to save crops? Justify. (150 Words)



  • mausam

    hello insights …mere answers kyu pending mein daal diye yaar …. any problem sir/mam regarding my answers or comments …i face this problem recurrently in short span of time