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

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12 February  2015

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Tomorrow’s Topic of GS-1: India – People and Economy, Class 12 Geography, Unit – IV (Chapter – 12)


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) Write a critical note on the effect of climate change on world’s oceans. (150 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

TopicGovernment policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

2) How does some of the provisions of  the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage (CLND) Act of 2010 affect average Indian? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic: Infrastructure: ports

3) Describe the composition of export and import trade of India and the role of ports in it. (150 Words)



Topic: Indian economy

4) Critically comment why decontrol of urea prices, fewer subsidised cylinders a year and withdrawal of kerosene from the public distribution system (PDS) are considered as ‘economic reforms’. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicScience and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 

5) Recently scientists reported that – “obesity should be recognised as a chronic and an often treatment-resistant disease with both biological and behavioural causes”. What do you understand by this? Examine its implications. (150 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic:  Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.

6) Please carefully read the following case and answer the questions within the specified word limit.

Your close friend recently got selected into IAS. She has been your close friend since childhood. You both studied together till graduation. You also tried your best to pass civil services exam but you could not clear it. You have exhausted all your attempts. At present you are unemployed. Your friend who is undergoing training, who initially used to answer your calls,  has stopped receiving your calls. She is always active on social networking sites though. Very recently she visited her parents, but did  not visit you (she lives on the same street as yours). Your parents tell you that she has become arrogant ever since she passed civil services exam. Some of your friends tell you that she might be busy with training and has no time to talk. Some even suggest that she may not be comfortable to talk to you anymore as she has found new friends there who are successful. Your friends advice you to forget her, make new friends and move on with your life.

a) How will you react in this type of situation to your parents’ and friends’ suggestions/advises? Give reasons. (150 Words)

b) If your friend do not reply to any of your emails, facebook messages or text messages, how will you react? Give reasons. (100 Words)