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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 06 October 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 06 October  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Poverty and Developmental Issues

1) Do you think fast economic growth is the best way to reduce poverty? Critically comment. (200 Words)


Business Standard


TopicThe Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 

2) Why and how did “Hindu-German conspiracy”, during the early decades of twentieth century, try to usurp the British Raj from Indian sub-continent? Examine. (150 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2

Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.

3) Write a critical note on the India – Germany relationship. (200 Words)




Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, 

4) Discuss about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its likes impact on India’s foreign trade. (200 Words)

Business Standard

The Economic Times


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

5) India has signed Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) with 39 countries and is trying to sign this treaty with more developed countries. Examine importance of this treaty for India. (150 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic:  Economic development; Infrastructure: Ports

6) What do you understand by ‘port-led development’ ? Critically examine its potential, successful models  and measures taken by union government to usher in this type of development. (200 Words)

Business Standard



Topic:Linkages between development and spread of extremism.

7) Critically analyse the factors that encourage youth to join militancy and measures needed to discourage this trend, especially in regions such as northeast and J&K. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Infrastructure – energy

8) It is suggested that India would do better to invest in solar and in wind power than in nuclear energy. Discuss the merits and demerits of this suggestion. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  e-technology in the aid of farmers 

9) Write a note on India’s recently launched “Kisan” (Crop Insurance using Space Technology and Geoinformatics) program. (150 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic: Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.


10) Recently your brother was awarded PhD by not so good university. Your family members were happy about his achievement. They even published small congratulatory note in local newspaper. You are preparing for civil services exam soon after completion of Bachelor of Arts from a well known college in the capital city. Over the years you have acquired good knowledge of various issues and you can articulate them very well with anyone. On the other hand, despite getting PhD, your brother is not aware of current issues. A well known school nearby your residence calls for applications for the post of  social science teacher. You and your brother both apply for this job. In the interview process you are rejected and your brother is selected. They say that you are ineligible as you are not sufficiently qualified to teach students. Your parents are again happy that your brother got the job. At the same time they insist you to pursue masters and then PhD just like your brother so that you too would get some job if you do not make it into civil services.

If given an opportunity, what will you suggest to school authorities and to your parents? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express