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[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 December 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 December  2015

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent)

1) Do you think the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (Tapi) gas pipeline would be a major step towards regional integration? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 2

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

2) Critically discuss why it is argued reservations are necessary for SC, ST and Other backward communities. (200 Words)


Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes

3) The Centre is contemplating bringing in a viable insurance scheme for farmers given that the agriculture sector is facing a lot of challenges due to recurrent droughts, floods and other weather-related changes. In this regard, critically comment on performance of existing agricultural insurance schemes. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

4) Analyse the impact of recent interest rate hike by US Federal Reserve (Fed)’s on Indian economy. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 3

Topic: Disaster management

5) It is said that India is the site for the most extreme forms of environmental degradation.  How does the Indian government strive to address these problems? Critically comment in the light of its stated stand in climate change negotiations. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic:Right to Information


6) Examine why some consider the Right to Information as an ethical civil right. (150 Words)