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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 20 July 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 20 July 2015

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20 July  2015

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General Studies – 1;

TopicSalient features of Indian society; 

1) Do you think caste, class and religion have influence on the food habits of people in India? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Salient features of Indian society; 

2) “The issue of manual scavenging should not only be addressed as a social issue but also as an environmental issue.” Critically discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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Counter Currents


General Studies – 2

TopicGovernment policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

3) In your opinion what should be the considerations and objectives  of madrasa modernisation policy in India? In the light of ongoing debate on this issue critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:Important aspects of governance; Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

4) Examine the difference between ‘multi-stakeholder’ and ‘multilateral’ models of discussion to decide the future of issues such as global internet governance and net neutrality. Also critically comment on India’s position on the issue of global internet governance. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicStructure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary

5) In your opinion, should the judiciary retain its primacy in appointments, or should it share an equal responsibility with the executive? Also analyse how would the National Judicial Appointments Commission affect the Constitutional role of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT

6) Recently a report from the Department of Telecommunications’ recommended that the voice over internet protocol-based (VoIP) domestic calling services, including applications such as WhatsApp, should be brought under licensing.  Critically comment on  this recommendation. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Economic growth and development

7) Critically analyse the link between stock price movement and economic growth, especially in economies such as India and China. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India

8) “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

With suitable examples, critically comment on the application of the meaning of the above quote in personal and professional life, especially in public administration. (200 Words)