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

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

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Distribution of key natural resources 

1) The government is working on a policy to boost investments in the petroleum sector in the Northeast India. Examine why and which places are rich in petroleum in this region. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 2

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

2) Briefly examine the history of ASEAN, India’s engagement with it and reasons why India’s economic and strategic relations with southeast Asia continues to be weak. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

3) It is argued that if pay commissions cannot bring about systemic changes, then they should be done away with. Do you agree? Critically comment. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections.

4) According to a recent report, among all registered cases of serious crimes against women, the largest share was under “cruelty by husband and relatives”. WHy do you think, despite enactment of Domestic Violence Act, violence against women in households continue to rise? Suggest feasible solutions to end such crimes. (200 Words)

Business Standard


TopicFundamental rights

5) Do you think Sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code should be repealed? Justify. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic: Pollution

6) A growing body of research reveals that air pollution not only affects those with asthma or lung disease but also results in life threatening diseases among healthy population. What efforts have been made at global level to tackle air pollution and its effects? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Pollution; climate change

7) What do you understand by the concept of differentiated responsibilities in ongoing climate change negotiations? Why some argue that India must resist the attempt by developed countries to dilute this concept? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicEffects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth

8) Do you think SEZ policy has been a complete failure? Critically discuss. (200 Words)



General Studies – 4

Topic: Strengthening Ethical and moral values in governance

9) What initiatives has government taken to strengthen ethical values in governance and what more should be done in this regard? Discuss. (200 Words)