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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 17 October 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 17 October  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Art and culture; Communalism

1) In your opinion, why is it assumed that it is moral duty of literary institutions and personalities to voice concern against growing intolerance and communalism? Critically comment. (150 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to health

2) E-pharmacies, the popular moniker of online sellers of drugs, are a new phenomenon in this country and their growth is being opposed by the chemists. Critically analyse the issue and the impact of e-pharmacies on consumers and chemists. (200 Words)


Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary

3) Recently the Supreme Court rejected the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act and the 99th Constitutional Amendment which sought to give politicians and civil society a final say in the appointment of judges to the highest courts. Critically comment on the judgement and its implications. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic: Conservation; Environmental pollution

4) What does India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution imply for its approach to climate negotiations? And what implications does it have for domestic development choices? Critically examine. (200 Words)



Topic:  Economic growth; Conservation; Environmental pollution

5) Is it possible for Indian economy to both expand employment opportunities for workers, peasants and the poor while also reducing CO2 emissions? Discuss. (200 Words)




6) Critically evaluate the implementation of the National Optical Fibre Network scheme. (150 Words)



General Studies – 4

TopicEthical issues in international relations


7) Recently Nepal faced another humanitarian crisis (after earthquake) because the flow of fuel and necessary supplies from India stopped. Is it ethical on India’s part to stop such supplies to coerce Nepal to heed to its demands? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Ethical issues in international relations and funding

8) Philanthropy and capitalism are intrinsically linked in today’s world. Do you think looking for profits even in philanthropy is unethical and immoral? Critically comment. (150 Words)