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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 27 August 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 27 August  2015

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27 August  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:Population and related issues

1) What do you understand by Life Expectancy? Based on recent data, analyse life expectancy trends for men and women in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India) 

2) “The crisis-ridden textile sector, being labour-intensive, should have been an ideal candidate for a push as part of the Prime Minister’s pet ‘Make in India’ initiative.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

Topic: responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure; Constitution features

3) The right to access water is considered as a human rights issue. Critically discuss how this issue is interrelated to the claims of riparian states’ claim to share of river waters. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicSchemes for vulnerable sections; Government policies and issues 

4) In the light of ongoing debate on the implementation of one rank one pension scheme for military personnel, there is also arguments made to reform the New Pension System. Examine why. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations; Prevention of money laundering (Paper-3)

5) Critically analyse the agreements signed by India with its island neighbours in the Indian Ocean to curb black money. (200 Words)

The Hindu 


General Studies – 3

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

6) Large factories account for a smaller share of India’s industrial workforce than they did three decades ago. Examine why. (200 Words)



TopicAwareness in the fields of  Space, 

7) Explain important satellite frequency bands with examples of India’s satellites and their uses. (200 Words)

The Hindu



Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

8) Does the radiation from cellphone towers damage human health? Discuss. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 4

Topic: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions

9) When you were away, your 10 ear old son stole ten rupees from your pocket and bought chocolates for himself and for his 8 year old sister. Your daughter tells you and your husband about her brother’s generosity with a happy face. Your husband has been strict with your children, especially with his son whom he considers a spoilt kid. As a police officer he is known for his honesty and strictness in the department. Knowing his son stole from his pocket, he is enraged and slaps his son in front of you and your daughter.

Identify ethical issues in the case study and explain what you would have done if you were in your husband’s place. (200 Words)