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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 10 June 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 10 June 2015

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10 June  2015

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General Studies – 1;

TopicArt and culture, secularism

1) Should the practice of yoga be made compulsory for all school children and government employees in India? Substantiate. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

The Hindu


Topic:    Changes in critical geographical features (including water-bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

2) The ocean and the atmosphere are mutually linked in many ways and both are in dire need of global, credible, measurable, actionable plans to provide for their protection. Critically discuss. (200 Words)



General Studies – 2

Topic: Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs,

3) Do you think NGOs should be treated on par with private companies, especially when it comes to foreign funding? In the light of India’s curbs on foreign funding for certain NGOs, critically comment. (200 Words)



Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources.

4) “The vice-chancellorship, as an organisational logic, is an ailing legacy and remains a bad marriage between the Mughal Jagirdari system and the rigidity of the British colonial bureaucracy.” With reference to administration of universities and status of higher education in India, critically comment on the statement. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

5) Examine the scope and significance of the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ’s ) jurisdiction. Also examine how has India benefited from ICJ. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:   Issues relating to development and management of Services relating to health

6) “…it is the unorganised sector that is much more likely to poison consumers or make them sick.” In the light of recent controversy over the presence of poisonous chemicals in a noodle brand belonging to an organized retailer, critically comment on the statement. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 3

TopicIndian economy – resource mobilization

7) Critically discuss the implications of the recommendations of Pay Commissions for the economy. In your opinion, what should government do to address these implications. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic:  Awareness in science

8) Write a critical note on  the origin and sources of  Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, or MERS-CoV and its threat to humans. (200 Words)



General Studies – 4

Topic:  Right to information

9) Examine how Right to Information and its proper implementation can ensure ethics in governance. (200 Words)