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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 12 August 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 12 August  2015

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12 August  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography.

1) Analyse the geographic and economic significance of Bay of Bengal for India. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Salient features of Indian society

2) It is often found in Indian society that Godmen (babas) and God-women mislead public, especially the urban and educated,  and amass illegal wealth. In your opinion, why such people are flourishing despite the spread of education and awareness? Also comment on their effect on the Indian society. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

TopicParliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these

3) Critically discuss the significance of the Repealing and Amending (Fourth) Bill, 2015 which was recently passed by the Lok Sabha. (200 Words)

Business Standard


TopicRole of civil services in democracy; Performance of schemes

4) Discuss how the government can use the knowledge and competence of young civil servants to implement government schemes efficiently. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 3

TopicAchievements of Indians in science & technology

5) Many Indians have achieved stupendous success in the field of science and technology after moving out of India, and went on to reach top positions in world’s biggest technology companies. In your opinion which factors have contributed to their success and critically comment on India’s role in their success. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Business Standard


Topic: Conservation

6) There is a debate going on whether to allow construction of multipurpose dams in biodiversity rich North East region of India or not where faith and traditions are associated with some of the flora and fauna of the region. Do you think it is wise to allow construction of such projects there? Substantiate. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic:Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.

7) Your brother whom you love so much is cheating in the exam. You are also writing the same exam sitting just behind him. You notice that he is looking at a small piece of paper and copying its content in exam. A day before he had confided that he was scared of failing in the exam and facing ridicule from his parents and relatives. He had also talked about taking extreme step if he fails the exam.

Will you be a mute spectator and allow your brother to cheat without bringing this matter to the notice of invigilators?  Justify. (150 Words)

The Hindu