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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 August 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 August  2015

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18 August  2015

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General Studies – 1;

TopicSalient features of Indian Society

1) Why in your opinion so called ‘god-men’ and ‘god-women’ flourish in India? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Population and associated issues

2) In India, between 2005-12, the sex ratio improved by approximately the same amount it had lost in the previous 20 years. Critically discuss why. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

3) The announcement of a strategic partnership between India and the United Arab Emirates is being seen as a significant elevation of ties as well as a sign of India’s shift in the region. How will India benefit from this shift? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Indian Express


TopicLinked topic between secularism, women empowerment, features of Constitution

4) “The atrocities of Islamic State illustrate why the idea of a living constitution is so important to a functioning, modern society.” Critically comment. (200 Words)



Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

5) Why do you think the Trans Pacific Partnership deal failed? Does this failure affect India? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 3

Topic: Changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth

6) Write a critical note on the “Start-up India” programme, recently announced by the Prime Minister of India. (150 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Different types of irrigation and irrigation systems; Conservation

7) It is argued that at this moment what India needs to sustainable solar irrigation program. Examine why and elaborate. (200 Words)

Business Standard


TopicEffects of liberalization on the economy

8) Some suggest that India needs to form an economic union with a free trade area within the Union of India. Examine the rationale behind such an idea. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Moral philosophy; Ethical concerns

9) What do you understand by bioethics? Critically discuss its principles and related issues. (200 Words)