[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 June 2015

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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 June 2015

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18 June  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:   Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) “The Street Vendors Act, 2014 is a truly innovative solution to the problem of balancing the livelihood rights of hawkers and the right to free movement of pedestrians and traffic. ” Do you think this act has done justice to its target population and to its main objectives? In the light of the statement, critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Modern World History

2) A new report by Amnesty International -‘The Global Refugee Crisis: A Conspiracy of Neglect’ – says the world is facing the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, with the number of people forcibly displaced from their homes exceeding 50 million. Critically examine the causes, consequences and remedies. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: Schemes, Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections; 

3) Critically examine why despite launching several housing schemes for both urban and rural poor, there remain numerous homeless people in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic:  e-technology in the aid of farmers

4) Examine why Krishi Vigyan Kendras were set up and critically evaluate their performance. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic:  Environmental pollution

5) Do you think recent weather anomalies such as extreme heat waves, heavy rains, untimely floods and other similar weather phenomena are the result of global warming? Critically examine and, if it’s true, suggest who needs to do what to combat the impact of global warming. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Topic:  Indian economy – growth

6) In recent months, India’s exports are decreasing. In your opinion, what needs to be done by the government to boost exports? Discuss. (200 Words)

Business Standard

The Hindu

Topic: Awareness in the fields of space; Achievements of Indians in science & technology

7) Write a note on the significance and applications of ISRO’s GAGAN’ (GPS-aided geo-augmented navigation) system. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic:   Challenges ofcorruption; Utilization of public funds

8) Should organisations such as Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) be accountable to the people? In the light of many concerns raised against the functioning of BCCI, critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu