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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 05 May 2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

1) Critically examine the mutual relationship between population and pollution. (200 Words)

The Hindu





General Studies – 2

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

2) It is reported that the government is planning to  repeal the Handloom (Reservation of Articles for Production) Act, 1985. Examine why this act was enacted and what would be the consequences of repealing this act. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

3) The union government is set to launch two insurance schemes, along with one for pension, under the Jan Suraksha Yojana. Examine the objectives, features and viability of these schemes. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Functioning of judiciary

4) India’s courts are well known for huge pendency of cases. Critically discuss their magnitude, consequences of this problem and remedies to address this issue. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

5) Why is LED lamp more efficient than CFL or incandescent lamps? Also compare  their environmental impact. (200 Words)

The Hindu



Topic: Economic growth and development; Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 

6) Discuss the benefits of Big Data to economic development of a nation. (200 Words)





Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Computers

7) What are the objectives of ‘’ launched recently by Facebook? Comment on the controversy surrounding its launch. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas;

8) Discuss the challenges faced by India in managing various security challenges in its eastern borders at present. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topiclaws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance

9) Examine the differences between rules, laws and regulations. Explain a situation – either from your experience or imaginary – where these three can be overridden by one’s conscience. (200 Words)



Topicrole of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values. 

10) “We are reducing the child into becoming fake copies of what we aspire for rather than helping the child become a master of his or her own soul.” In your opinion what an ideal education should constitute and aim for? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu