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

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

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10 July  2015

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Recent Compilation of Secure Q&A

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, (Paper – 3 also S&T)

1) Write a note on the science and effectiveness of earthquake early warning system. (200 Words)

The Hindu



Topic: Urbanization: problems and remedies

2) “Urban planning that involves the people and alternative service providers gives far better results than top-down efforts from the government,” Substantiate with suitable examples. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Salient features of Indian society

3) Critically examine the sociological causes of increasing number of suicides in Indian families, especially in recent years. Explain what measures need to be taken to address this issue.  (200 Words)



General Studies – 2

Topic:  Transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.

4) Do you think the political parties should be brought under the ambit of the Right to Information Act? Justify. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic: Infrastructure – energy

5) Discuss the importance of microgrids for the Indian economy. (200 Words)

Business STandard


Topic: Infrastructure – energy

6) “We are not facing a shortage of energy. We are facing a technical challenge in capturing it and delivering it to consumers.” With  reference to India’s power problems, critically comment on the statement. (200 Words)



Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism.

7) In your opinion, why is left wing extremism in India is still thriving despite efforts made to curb its activities? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic: Emotional intelligence; Empathy

8) Critically analyse how conscience can act as source of ethical guidance for bureaucrats, politicians and citizens in a democratic set- up. (200 Words)

The Hindu