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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 25 January 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 25 January  2016

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General Studies – 1;

TopicWorld history; Important events – their forms and effect on the society

1) What do you understand by Fourth Industrial Revolution? Briefly throw light on previous three Industrial Revolutions and discuss what the Fourth one means for India. (200 Words)


TopicModern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues ; Communalism; 

2) Critically analyse the views of Dr Ambedkar on Hinduism. Do you think there has been an attempt made to own Dr. Ambedkar’s legacy by very people whom he despised? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

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

3) The official start of the lifting of crushing Western sanctions on the Iranian economy is generally said to benefit India. But some commentators argue that it also throws various challenges to India’s relationship with Iran. Examine. (200 Words)


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

4) Discuss the nature of relation between India and the Arab League and challenges both need to address together to bring peace in the Arab region. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations

5) India recently welcomed the first round of amendments of the new Nepal Constitution. Examine these amendments and discuss what they mean to India’s relationship with Nepal. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations

6) It is said that India may have to find a way to initiate dialogue not only with the civilian government of Pakistan but also with the armed forces to establish between two of them and end terrorism. Were such attempts made previously? Is it possible to make such attempts now? How? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

TopicIndian economy

7) From January to December 2015, India’s total exports were significantly lower than the same time of the previous year and are continuing to decline. Examine the reasons and measures needed to halt the decline. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Challenges of corruption.

8) You are recently appointed as District Collector to a backward district. You had heard many negative opinions about the district. Existence of rampant corruption in DC and subordinate offices is one of them. You are completely against any form of corruption and want to implement zero tolerance policy against corruption. What measures will you implement in this regard? Discuss. (200 Words)

Business Standard