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

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

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General Studies – 1;

TopicSalient features of Indian society

1) “Ageing strikes at the very roots of the welfare state and the social contracts on which social democracy rests.” Discuss the impact of ageing on society and economy. (200 Words)


Topic: Poverty; Critical changes to geographical features

2) The Green Revolution, which undeniably ended the country’s “ship-to-mouth” existence and transformed it into an exporter of rice and wheat, has also led to lopsided growth in agriculture, causing regional and other disparities. Now coupled with frequent droughts, Indian agriculture is under distress. Examine what systemic measures need to be taken to address these problems. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 2

TopicRiver disputes;Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure,

3) Examine why the Mullaperiyar dam issue has become bone of contention between Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Examine if the union government can help resolve this issue. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

4) It is said that Japan plays a central role in India’s current ‘Act East’ policy. Examine why. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

5) The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, (PWDA) completed two decades of existence this month. However, the majority of disabled people is yet to avail the entitlements envisaged under the law. Discuss the provisions of PWDA, reasons why its implementation is lopsided and efforts needed by government to implement this act in letter and spirit. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic: Conservation

6) India is home to 1,800 species and subspecies of butterflies that are increasingly being valued for aesthetic reasons. But their survival is threatened by variety of factors in India. Write a note on these threats. (150 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Infrastructure – Housing

7) Discuss the objectives of introducing the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2015. (150 Words)

The Hindu

TopicPrevention of money laundering

8) Recently India was ranked the fourth-biggest source of black money by a US-based think tank. Critically examine the sources of black money in India and its impact on national economy. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic:Human values

9) Discuss the relationship between science and human values. (200 Words)