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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 June 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 June 2015

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24 June  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Redrawal of national boundaries

1) Does the series of victories of the Islamic State in the Iraq and Syria signal the redrawal of colonial-era boundaries in the Middle East and Third World? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Washington Post


General Studies – 2

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations; Regional agreements affecting India’s interest

2) “Recent signing of a motor vehicle agreement by the transport ministers of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal marks a big breakthrough in the evolution of South Asian regionalism.” Elaborate and examine the benefits of this agreement to its signatories. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3

Topic: Resource mobilization; Prevention of money laundering

3) Recently the government has decided to offer tax rebates to encourage transactions through credit and debit cards. Critically examine the rationale behind this move, its merits and demerits. (200 Words)

Business Standard

The Hindu


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

4) In recent years, farmers in India are switching to other crops such as oilseeds, soyabean etc from cash crops. Examine why and analyse the recent trend in cropping pattern. (200 Words)

Business Standard

The Hindu


Topic: PDS; Food security

5) Critically comment on the implications of the latest round of revisions made by the Food Ministry to the Public Distribution System (Control) Order which was notified by the Department of Food and Public Distribution recently. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic:  Ethical issues in international relations; 

6) Why sycophancy whether in politics or in personal life, is considered as immoral? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Indian Express