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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 22 August 2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Social Empowerment;

1) Critically examine why the need for reservation for women in the legislature is said to be an urgent requirement in India. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

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

2) It is argued that the symbolism of the 15th Annual India–Russia Summit and its vision statement are significant in the relations between India and Russia. Critically analyse why. (200 Words)



Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to  Education, Human Resources

3) The quality of engineering education in India is said to be deteriorating at fast pace. With case studies, critically discuss the reasons. (200 Words)



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

4) “The average government elementary school represents both the promise and the perils of a mass elementary education system. In its effect on society, the government elementary school is neither reproductive nor transformative, but disjunctive.” Critically comment. (200 Words)



Topic: Role of civil services in democracy

5) Critically analyse why implementing police reforms is key to prevent and reduce crimes in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations. 

6) “Ties with Iran are vital for India’s economic and strategic interests.” Analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

TopicIssues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices;

7) Farmers’ unions and political parties have been demanding the implementation of the Swaminathan minimum support price (cost plus 50%) to address agrarian crisis and farmers’ distress. Do you think implementation of this recommendation alone would address the agrarian crisis issue? Critically examine. (200 Words)



General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions

8) “While abolition of the death penalty for crimes other than terrorist acts or treason may be justified, its retention in the case of punishment for having carried out terrorist acts or treason seems equally justifiable.” Do you agree with this view? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu