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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 14 December 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 14 December  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Role of women

1) Haryana’s new criteria for eligibility to contest in panchayat elections are said to have created gender imbalance.  Critically examine why. (150 Words)


General Studies – 2

TopicBilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 

2) Write a critical note on Japan’s contribution to development of India’s infrastructure and its impact on India – China relationship. (200 Words)

Business Standard


TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources.

3) A recent study has proved that students taught in mother-tongue perform better in primary schools than their english medium counterparts. Do you think states should make an effort to impose and impart school education in mother-tongue and teach English only as an optional subject? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests

4) Critically examine how the Paris Agreement on climate will impact India.  (200 Words)

The Hindu

Business Standard

General Studies – 3

TopicEnvironmental Pollution

5) “The Paris Agreement on climate change marks a milestone in preserving the earth’s environment and provides a floor on which to build ambition and action. Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Environmental pollution

6) Do you think the notion of differentiated responsibilities has changed post – Paris Agreement on climate? Examine. (150 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic:Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems;

7) Is it morally right to join a political party and contest elections after serving as an IAS or IPS officer?Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu