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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 21 August 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 21 August  2015

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21 August  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Salient Features of Indian Society

1) Disruptions are now very much a part of established parliamentary practice in India. Do you think the Indian society should own responsibility for such behaviour of elected representatives? Critically comment. (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) How ill the Payment Banks affect other banks and consumers? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Business Standard

Business Standard

The Hindu

TopicBilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 

3) Critically discuss the objectives of the Forum for India Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) and its significance to India’s geopolitical interests. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 3

TopicScience and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

4) Recently, scientists in US have claimed that they have successfully grown a model human brain in the laboratory. Discuss the implications of this breakthrough. (200 Words)

Business Standard


TopicFood processing; Agri marketing issues

5) Critically analyse the potential of agribusiness to address agrarian distress in India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

Topic: Role of family in inculcating values

6) How is parenting in India different than it is being practised in the West. It is found that Indian parenting methods are perceived as abusive by few countries in the West. Critically comment on this issue. (200 Words)

The Hindu