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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 09 December 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 09 December  2015

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General Studies – 1;

TopicSalient features of Indian society

1) Why the practice of foeticide is still prevalent in India despite many measures taken by government to stop this practice? In your opinion, how can government stop this practice? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Locational factors of industries

2) Examine the locational factors and problems being faced by tobacco industry in India. (150 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

TopicRiver disputes; Quasi judicial bodies

3) Write a critical note on Krishna River water dispute and critically evaluate the successes of tribunals in resolving river water disputes in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu


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

4) “TB is the leading infectious killer, yet countries still follow old and dangerous [TB diagnostic and treatment] policies. Outdated tuberculosis policies are risking further spread of drug-resistant TB.” Critically discuss measures taken by India to fight Tuberculosis. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Prevention of money laundering

5) In your opinion, what feasible measures should government take to prevent money laundering? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Indian Express


Topic: Infrastructure – energy

6) Discuss the important findings of latest report of the Forest Survey of India (FSI), 2015. (200 WOrds)

The Hindu


Topic: Environmental pollution

7) India’s carbon reduction pledges (the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, or INDCs) have been labelled as medium or even weak by many global observers. How can India make more contribution towards emissions reduction? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicDisaster management

8) Critically evaluate the National Disaster Management Authority’s (NDMA) role and responsibilities in disaster management. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic:Ethics and values

9) With suitable examples, differentiate between Ethics, laws and Values. (150 Words)