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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 27 January 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 27 January  2016

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General Studies – 1;

TopicSalient features of Indian society; Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

1) “A lot of social transformation took place during the Gupta period repercussions of which are felt even to this day.” Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: Features of Constitution; Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education; 

2) “In India a religious minority is debarred from establishing a university inasmuch as a university can only be established by a legislature.” Do you agree with this statement? Justify. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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

3) Despite the findings of the fourth National Food Health Survey (NFHS-4) that has given India plenty of reasons to cheer, it is said that many concerns remain for India. Critically examine what these concerns are and how they should be addressed. (200 Words)



Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these; Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive

4) Discuss various situations in which proclamation of President’s Rule is made, the constitutional and legislative provisions to be met before proclaiming such Rule.  (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu


TopicBilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

5) “Russia may be India’s oldest and biggest military supplier, the U.S. India’s newest close defence partner, and China India’s biggest trading partner, but it is France that was India’s first strategic partner.” Elaborate. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic:Indian economy – growth and development

6) Despite low oil prices, why do you think the value of Rupee is falling? What implications does this have on economy? Discuss. (200 Words)


TopicResource mobilization; Devolution of powers and finances to local bodies

7) It is said that to mobilize resources for better infrastructure in towns and cities, one revenue stream that could hugely empower municipalities is professional tax. Examine why and how it should be imposed. Also comment if you support increasing the ceiling of this tax. (200 Words)


TopicAchievements in S&T

8) Write a short note on Xpert MTB/RIF and its relevance for India. (150 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: basics of cyber security;

9) In recent years phishing has emerged as one of biggest threats to individuals and to economy as well. Examine how phishing is done,  its implications and measures required to stop individuals becoming to victims to it. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Moral philosophers and thinkers

10) “If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.” Discuss the importance of the meaning of this quote in your personal and professional life. (150 Words)