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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 02 October 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 01 October  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Poverty and Developmental issues

1) “SDGs have been criticized for being too many in number but the more serious problem is that they are far too vague in order to mandate results on the ground.” Comment. (200 Words)



Topic: Salient features of India society; Urbanisation – problems and remedies

2) Critically comment on the performance of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). (200 Words)



TopicModern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues

3) It is argued that there are lots of similarities between the philosophies of Swaraj by Gandhiji and Integral Humanism by Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. Critically examine. (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.

4) Now it is being argued that good economic policies and growth win elections in India. Examine. (150 Words)



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

5) Can you call Germany as India’s natural ally? Justify and also critically examine why strong relationship between two countries is said to be important in bringing stability to their respective regions. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

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

6) Some scientists are making strong case for government intervention to limit consumption of soft drinks. Discuss why. (200 Words)



Topic: Conservation; Economic development; Environmental pollution

7) It is argued that it is imperative for India to safeguard its development space even while contributing positively towards global climate action based on the principle of common but differentiated obligations. How does India seek to do this? Examine. (150 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Resource mobilisation; Indian economy – planning

8) The union government launched The Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Bank or MUDRA Bank in April 2015. What were its objectives? Also examine its performance so far and its significance in the light of setting up of small finance banks. (200 Words)

Business Standard


TopicEconomic development; Indians’ achievement in S&T

9) Examine how can ISRO’s technologies can aid in socio-economic development of India. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 4

Topic:  Role of family in inculcating values; Ethics in human actions.


10) While coming back from office you witness a strange incident. A wife is beating her drunk husband on the street. If she is not stopped, it appears that she might kill him as well. Her neighbours are not stopping her. Instead they are encouraging her to beat him hard as a revenge for all the torture he had given to her in the past. They are telling that he used to beat his wife and children every day for not giving him their daily wages to spend it on alcohol consumption. In recent days he had become nuisance in the colony. One of the onlookers comment that he should be killed by his wife as law of the land can not do anything to him. In his opinion, it is better to kill him now before he kills his wife and children some day in near future. 

Will you stop the woman from beating her husband? Justify and also comment on the ethical issues involved in the above case. (200 Words)