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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 07 March 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 07 March  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

TopicThe Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.

1) Discuss Bhagat Singh’s contribution to the national movement. In your opinion, what lessons does Bhagat Singh’s life have for modern-day India? (200 Words)


Topic: Role of women; Social empowerment

2) It is found that providing bicycle to girl children has drastically reduced school dropout rates in many Indian states. Discuss the significance of this move. And what such other measures by governments will help empower girl child in India? Examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic:Issues relating to poverty and hunger

3) Critically discuss the social, economic and biological ill-effects of inequality. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger; Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections

4) The fourth round of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) for 15 States has revealed worrying levels of stunting and lack of healthy weight among children in India. What measures need to be taken to address this problem? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Mobilization of resources

5) Is there an inverse correlation between fiscal deficit (fiscal expansion) and bank credit (monetary expansion)? Is the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act’s insistence of maintaining fiscal deficit of 3 percent rational? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu


TopicAwareness in space

6) Recently, the rare element curium was in news related to formation of solar system. Discuss the significance of this element and latest findings. (150 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Infrastructure – energy; Industrial policies and their effect on industrial growth

7) Discuss the crisis being faced by petroleum industry in India. What measures should government take to address this crisis? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

Topic: Conscience as sources of ethical guidance;;

8) Is the conscience a reliable guide to human decision making? Justify. (150 Words)