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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 20 January 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 20 January  2016

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General Studies – 1;

TopicFactors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries; Resources

1) It is said that Africa is likely to be a significant source of meeting India’s hydrocarbon needs in the years to come. Examine why and also discuss which regions of Africa are emerging as oil exporters and the geological reasons behind this trend. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 2

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

2) Analyse the finding of the first phase of the latest national family health survey ( NFHS-4). (200 Words)

The Hindu

Business Standard


General Studies – 3

TopicSubsidies; Environmental pollution; Conservation

3) Critically analyse the environmental impact of subsidies, especially in the India. (200 Words)


Topic:Awareness in IT; Agriculture; Economic growth and development

4) Technological change is an endogenous factor in growth and Internet is technology at its best. Discuss how internet tools such as e-commerce can help in growth and development of rural regions in India. (200 Words)



General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions

5) It is said that politics is the main culprit when it comes to creating tension between two religious communities which are otherwise living peacefully. As a bureaucrat what measures will you take to stop the menace of communalism? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu