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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 05 August 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: August 05 2015

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05 August  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Physical geography; Changes in critical geographical features

1) What do you understand by cloud seeding? Explain the science behind it, its applications and its usefulness for India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Scientific American



Topic:  Changes in critical geographical features

2) Despite overwhelming evidence to support the argument that the climate change is caused by human activities, there is still a section of society which denies this fact. Critically comment on the arguments made by climate change ‘deniers’. (200 Words)




Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies

3) Do you think Smart Grids are indispensable for creating Smart Cities? Substantiate. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

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

4) The incidents of child abuse are on the rise in India as reported by news in recent days. What measures need to be taken by the government and parents to stop child abuse? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

5) It is widely accepted that most of the government run primary schools across the country have failed to impart quality education to children. In your opinion, what interventions in these schools can improve education quality and how? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security; Paper – 2 India’s neighbours 

6) Critically examine the causes of India’s 1965 war with Pakistan. How did this War change strategic equation between two countries? Discuss. (200 Words)



Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; Industrial policy

7) In your opinion, what needs to be done and by whom to herald digital revolution in India and fully realize its high-tech potential? Discuss. (200 Words)



Topic: Basics of cyber security

8) Recently the The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies was in news and it is argued that this agreement has become anachronistic vis a vis cybersecurity issues. Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic: Emotional Intelligence

9) How important is emotional intelligence for ensuring good governance? Analyse. (200 Words)