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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 05 September 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 05 September  2015

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05 September  2015

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General Studies – 1;

TopicSalient features of Indian Society

1) Compare and contrast the demographic profile of and demographic change in the Muslim population with that of the Hindu population in India. (200 Words)



Topic: Role of women

2) Write a critical note on the role of women and the challenges they are facing in Indian armed forces. (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.

3) Providing better drinking water and sanitation facilities in both rural and urban India should be a priority for any government. Critically comment on the efforts made by successive governments in this regard with special focus on recently launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan (SBA). (200 Words)



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

4) Do you think Cold War 2.0 is building up? Substantiate. In your opinion, learning from its past mistakes, how should India align itself if there is a Second Cold War. (200 Words)




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

5) Critically analyse the problems of teacher education in India and remedies required to address these problems. (200 Words)



General Studies – 3

Topic: Cropping pattern

6) Critically examine why there is a need for expansion of pulses production in India and the measures required to be taken by the government to boost their production. (200 Words)



Topic: Resource mobilization

7) Does India need need periodic Pay Commissions that hands out wage increases across the board? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic: Role of educational institutions in inculcating values.

8) In your opinion, how should an ideal school function and what should be its major objectives? Critically comment. (150 Words)