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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 10 October 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 10 October  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Role of women

1) Will imposing an environmental levy on all commercial vehicles entering big cities in India address pollution problem? What are the implications of such a move? Critically examine. (150 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 2

Topic:  Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries 

2) Critically analyse the important features of newly promulgated constitution of Nepal. (200 Words)



Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes

3) Critically discuss the role of Integrated Child Development Services scheme and maternity entitlements  in children’s food and nutrition security. (250 Words)




General Studies – 3

Topic: Investment models; Privatisation; (Paper-1 Urbanisation)

4) Do you support a policy which seeks to privatise water supply and diminish the role of municipalities and other civic agencies in urban water supply? Is PPP model suitable in this regard? Critically comment. (200 Words)



Topic: Agriculture; Space S&T

5) Examine how can India’s farm sector benefit from space research and technologies. (150 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in private and public relationships; ; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;

(“Changing patterns in married lives in Indian society and their effects on the traditional values”)

6) You are Group-A Central Government employee and your wife is also Class-I Gazetted Medical Officer in State Govt. You are married since 5 years and your daughter is about to turn 2 years this month. Since last 5 years, you have not been staying together consistently as you and your wife’s place of postings are in separate places.  All these years your daughter is staying with your wife. Now and then you meet both of them, stay for a day and the report back to duty. Lately you have been thinking whether this is the right way of living. You are worried about your family’s future. Your parents and relatives think there is no point living like this. You and your wife do not want to leave secure government jobs as well. Even though you have tried your best, it seems impossible to get posted near your wife’s work place as her job is entirely different than yours.

What are the effects on you, your wife and your daughter of not living together and leading such a life? Will you continue to live like this till retirement? Critically discuss. (250 Words)