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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 17 February 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 17 February  2016

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General Studies – 1;

TopicUrbanization – problems and remedies

1) Discuss the relationship between rapid economic growth, structural transformation and urbanisation in India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 2

Topic:Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries

2) Compare and contrast how judges in India and USA are appointed. (200 Words)

The Guardian

The Hindu


TopicImportant aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

3) It is said that the Companies Act 2013 has helped encourage whistleblowing and transparency in private companies. Examine why. Can similar law be made applicable in bureaucracy? Comment. (200 Words)


Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 

4) What do you understand by sedition? Critically comment on the way the courts have interpreted the Section 124(A) of the penal code. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies

5) In January last year, the government made it mandatory for urea manufacturers to produce neem-coated urea up to a minimum of 75 per cent of their total production of subsidised urea. Why was this made mandatory? Can this step fulfill intended objectives? Examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 4

Topic:Dimensions of ethics

6) Critically discuss the ethical issues arising out of practice of various forms of nationalism. (150 Words)

The Hindu