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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 22 January 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 22 January  2016

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General Studies – 1;

TopicLocational factors of Industries

1) In recent months it is reported in media that India might cease to be the ‘pharmacy of the world’. Examine why and suggest what government can do to help India retain this status. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

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

2) The latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS) data has revealed that the number of people suffering from hypertension in rural India is, in many cases, higher than in urban parts. What are the possible reasons for this change? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

3) In recent years, Pakistan has tried to deal with terrorists, especially with Pakistan Taliban, more sternly. Yet, terrorist attacks on its cities haven’t come down. What are the reasons for this? Examine the implications of further inaction by Pakistan on regional security. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

TopicResource mobilization

4) It is said that the Chinese Communist Party has been much more successful than the democratic and parliamentary Indian elites in mobilising significant resources to finance a strategy of social investment and public services. Discuss why. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Developments in S&T; Awareness in biotechnology, nanotechnology

5) Write a note on the spread and threat of Antibiotic-resistant bacteria to humans and examine how can nanotechnology help fight these bacteria. (200 Words)


Topic: Energy; Industrial policies

6) Recently the union government released new Power Tariff Policy. Discuss its provisions, reasons why it’s revised and the implications for consumers and power producers. (200 Words)

Business Standard


TopicAwareness in the fields of  Space, 

7) Discuss the significance and applications of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro). (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 

8) “No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care” Explain how relevant is the meaning of this quote in your private and professional life. (150 Words)