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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 19 June 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 19 June 2015

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19 June  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:   History of the world

1) What do you understand by Holocaust? Why did it take place and with what consequences. Also examine how the Islamic world views Holocaust. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations. 

2) “The Kurdish People’s Protection Units  (YPG) has emerged as a very potent anti-Islamic State (IS) force and makes it a progressive alternative to the perverse world view of IS.” Elaborate and examine India’s position on Kurdish movement. (200 Words)

The Hindu




Topic:  Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes;

3) Do you think extending the number of work entitlement days under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme from 100 to 150 in drought-hit districts would address problems in these regions? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic:  Indigenisation; Security issues

4) Critically analyse the challenges facing the government in the defence sector. In your opinion, how should government respond to these challenges? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Awareness on Space technology and developments

5) Write a note on the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Philae Mission and its significance. (200 Words)


TopicMajor crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country

6) Examine how and why farm mechanisation and crop diversification can help Indian farmers. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Topic:  Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country

7) Examine the reasons for the failure of India’s pulses production to keep pace with the rise in demand. Suggest what needs to be done to address this demand – supply gap. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic:   Challenges of corruption;Probity in Governance 

8) Critically examine the view of the Supreme on the cases of ‘conflict of interest’ at high public offices. Do you think there should be a law to punish individuals involved in such cases? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu