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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 01 January 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 01 January  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) Critically comment on Delhi government’s odd-even vehicle rationing experiment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

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

2) Critically discuss the role of business and businessmen in improving relations between India and other countries. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

3) Child slavery continues to exist in countries like India despite efforts by countries and NGOs to stop it. Which policies in India strive to end this practice? What are their weaknesses and what needs to be done to stop child slavery in India? Discuss. (200 Words)


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

4) Discuss why another multilateral development bank is needed such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) needed and how the AIIB will be different from the World Bank or the Asian Development Bank. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Developments in S&T and their applications; Awareness in Space

5) In your opinion, what efforts are required by various nations, space agencies and companies to send humans to Mars? What are the benefits of such mission? If India can afford such a mission technologically and financially, should it send humans to Mars? Critically comment. (200 Words)


TopicIndian economy – planning

6) Critically evaluate the performance of NITI (National Institution of Transforming India) Aayog since its inception. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Disaster management

7) Do you think using army in disaster management operations is an ethical and rational move? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Attitude

8) In the media it is often reported that civil servants are abused by ministers and are overlooked for promotions despite having seniority for a certain post. Do you think a civil servant should speak against government when they face such incidences? If you face such incident in your career how will you react? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu