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

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

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General Studies – 1;

TopicUrbanization; Critical changes to geographical features

1) A UN panel report on climate change in April 2014 placed Delhi among three of the world’s largest cities that are at high risk of floods; the other two being Tokyo and Shanghai. Discuss why  Delhi is vulnerable and what measures need to be taken by authorities in Delhi both to prevent and mitigate such disasters. in future. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 2

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

2) Some criticas are opposed to the prospect of an India-Japan nuclear deal. Examine why and comment if their arguments have any merit. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

3) India prefers to participate in peacekeeping missions rather than peace enforcements under UN leadership.  Do you think, it is time for India to change this stand? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu



Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

4) Critically analyse the contribution of International Bank of Reconstruction and Development to India’s soci0-economic development.  (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 3

TopicCybersecurity issues

5) What do you understand by ‘cybersovereignty’ ? Critically examine if it is good to have cybersovereignty in the age of globalization of internet. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: S&T; Inclusive growth

6) In recent months, technology giants such as Google and Facebook are aggressively trying to make internet available to every person on the planet at an affordable rate or for free of cost.  Critically examine who will benefited more by increased internet connectivity. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Business Standard


General Studies – 4

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration:

8) Define and explain with examples the following terms:

a) Probity

b) Integrity

3) Objectivity

4) Accountability