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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 13 February 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 13 February  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) Discuss the nature and causes of solid waste management problem in India cities. Recently, the union government formulated Solid Waste Management Rules. Comment on these rules. (200 Words)



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

2) Briefly discuss Rabindranath Tagore’s ideas about and approach to nationalism. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

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

3) In recent years, the issue of regulation of doctors and private hospitals has become important for the citizens. In this regard, critically examine the major issues and suggest what needs to be done to prevent and address the malpractices and abuses that are widely prevalent in the country. (200 Words)


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

4) Discuss why China’s relations with Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have grown enormously in recent years whereas India lags in its approach to the region. Also examine why engaging deeply with LAC is important for India. (200 Words)



Topic: Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure; Functioning of the Executive 

5) Critically analyse the role of the President of India in promulgating Article 356 of the Indian Constitution. In the light of frequent violations in using Article 356, do you think it should be repealed? Justify. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Irrigation

6) In your opinion, which areas should be the primary focus of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana programme? Discuss why. (200 Words)



TopicEconomic growth; Resource mobilization

7) In recent months, many major banks in India are said to be in poor state of health. Examine the causes and government’s role in ensuring health banking system in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic:Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values

8) “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”  Discuss the meaning and importance of this quote for contemporary India. (150 Words)