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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 15 February 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 15 February  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars

1) Examine the relationship between the Great Depression and the World War II. (200 Words)

Livemint (just a passing mention)


TopicRole of women; Social empowerment

2) Discuss the important recommendations of the Justice J.S. Verma Committee on women safety and empowerment. Examine if the recommendations of this report are implemented properly would they increase women’s inclusion in the development.   (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

Topic:Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections

3) Critically evaluate the objectives and implementation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources

4) “The attempt to improve higher education must begin with primary schools.” Comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic: Awareness in robotics; Employment

5) Prominent scientists have warned that the artificial intelligence (AI) could leave half of the world unemployed and eventually lead to the end of human race. Why do they think so? Examine. (200 Words)

The Guardian


TopicInclusive growth and issues arising from it. 

6) Is prioritizing the reduction of inequality a sensible policy goal for India at present or should it focus more on achieving a high sustainable rate of GDP growth? Substantiate. (200 Words)


TopicSecurity challenges and their management in border areas

7) Discuss the highlights of  the Indian Maritime Security Strategy (IMSS) that was released in October 2015. (200 Words)




Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology

8) LIGO-India was one of the mega science projects to be taken up during the 12th Plan period. It has been awaiting the government’s formal nod since then. Discuss how will this project help India if it becomes reality. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

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

9) Is nationalism a value? In your opinion, does dissent and anti – India opinions amount to anti-national activities? Should such non-violent expressions be freely allowed to take place in educational institutions? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

The Hindu

The Hindu