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

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

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27 June  2015

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General Studies – 1;

TopicUrbanisation – problems and remedies; 

1) Critically analyse various aspects of solid waste management in India such as its magnitude, cost on environment and lives, different models, policy measures etc and suggest what needs to be done to manage solid waste efficiently. (200 Words)



TopicEffects of globalization on Indian society

2) Critically examine how globalisation has affected various sections of  urban society in India.  Also compare and contrast them based on your own observation and experiences. (200 Words)


(Based on the above article, another question can be asked -Let’s call this Food for Thought!:

How has the popular cinema depicted effects of globalisation on various sections of the Indian society? Examine. )


Topic:  Urbanisation – problems and remedies

3) Do you think, considering the objectives and design of the newly launched Smart City Mission scheme by the government of India, it is suited for socio-cultural realities of India’s cities? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources.

4) In your opinion, what ails higher education sector in India? Critically analyse these problems and examine if the government is helping the sector through its various policy measures.  (200 Words)

The Hindu



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

5) It is said that the provisions of the Forests Rights Act have not been fully implemented due to various factors. Critically examine these factors and suggest what needs to be done. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

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

6) Critically comment on India’s approach towards handling insurgency and insurgents in the northeastern region. Do you think a referendum should be conducted and wish of the majority people in the region be granted? Justify. (200 Words)



General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions

7) “The recent outbreak of Ebola and a global security threat perception associated with the disease have given rise to many debates, one of them being the debate on medical ethics in a public health emergency.” Discuss. (200 Words)