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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 30 July 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 30 July 2015

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30 July  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Poverty and developmental issues;

1) In the global context, critically examine the nature and magnitude of human trafficking problem, efforts made by international organisations  to tackle this problem and reasons why this problem still persists in large scale. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

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

2) “India’s rush in creating a a DNA-profiling system and the reach of Aadhaar pose a danger to civil liberties.” Critically analyse. (200 Words)


Business Standard


TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations.

3) It is said that the Buddhist chauvinism is now threatening the democratic process in both Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Critically analyse the causes and its implications. Also examine if India can play any role in these countries to address this common issue. (200 Words)



TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations; 

4) Critically assess India’s recent foreign policy initiatives and their objectives. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

TopicEconomics of Animal Rearing

5) In some of the Southern states, the beef business is on the verge of closure. Critically examine the causes and consequences of this development. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  Indian economy – issues

6) Critically analyse the provisions of the draft Indian Financial Code (IFC) that was recently released by the government. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: Resource mobilization; Indian economy issues

7) Critically discuss the merits and demerits of “direct benefit transfer” (DBT). (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

Topic: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government 

8) As a District Social Welfare officer, you have recently rescued a woman who was subjected to severe domestic violence by her husband and in-laws. She is very depressed and needs urgent medical attention. Your wife suggests that the survivor should be counselled. What ethical guidelines will you follow to help this victim as a responsible officer? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu



 TopicHuman Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;

9) Which contemporary  leader  has inspired you most with his/her thoughts and actions and what values have you learnt from his/her life? Justify. (200 Words)

The Hindu