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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 27 May 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 27 May 2015

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27 May  2015

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General Studies – 1;

TONIGHT We Will Post Modified Timetable (To integrate it better with Prelims GS-1 Paper)

Topic: Role of women; Women empowerment

1) It is seen that in India the banking sector has seen good achievements by women compared to other sectors.  Examine why and suggest what other sectors can do to create enabling environment for women to reach top posts. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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TopicIndian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times; communalism,

2) Discuss the features of Sufism which makes it distinct from other sects of Islam. Considering ongoing conflicts in West Asia, do you think there is threat to Sufism and its followers? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Salient features of Indian Society

3) “The popular assumption that urban modernity will weaken the power of caste was apparently based on a narrow view of the many functions it serves. Caste continues to be a major social force governing matrimony, socialisation of children, social status, and, in many cases, occupation.” Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

TopicFunctions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure,

4) Looking at the way the governors of states have functioned since independence, do you think is there a need to amend the constitution to give states power to impeach their governors? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations

5) Write a brief note on the history and importance of McMahon Line for India. Critically examine why this Line has become bone of contention between India and China. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.

6) The Islamic State is making inroads into new territories and spreading violence thanks to many factors including the absence of collective offensive against it. Critically analyse the reasons behind success of ISIS. (200 Words)


Business Standard


Topic: Resource mobilisation; Infrastructure – energy 

7) Critically examine how recent fluctuations in global crude rates have affected state – owned oil companies in India. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 4

Topic: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections.

8) Despite being a largely peaceful country, India now and then witnesses communal tensions. With examples, examine what factors breed harmony between different communities divided on the lines of religion and castes? As an administrator, how will you help different communities to live in peace and harmony? (200 Words)

The Hindu