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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 08 March 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 08 March  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

TopicRole of women; Social empowerment

1) The Constitution (108th) Amendment Bill to reserve for women one-third of seats in Parliament and the State legislatures is still pending in Lok Sabha. Why is there opposition to passing this Bill? Why is it important to pass this Bill? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Indian Express

The Indian Express

Topic: Role of women; Social empowerment

2) Society as well as the police leadership have accepted that women in the police have a significant role. What are the common problems faced by women in uniform in India? How can government make police force more gender-friendly? Why is it necessary? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Effect of globalisation on Indian society; Population and related issues

3) Diabetes has emerged as a serious disease burden for India over the past two decades. What are its health, economic and social implications. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

4) Recently, the President of India said that the IPC, 1860, requires a thorough revision to meet the needs of the 21st century. On contemporary relevance or modernity, what substantial changes does the IPC need? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential

5) Is Aadhaar legislation needed? Substantiate. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Economic growth; Employment

6) How will equal economic opportunities for women help economic growth? Analyse, especially in the context of South Asian countries with special reference to India. (200 Words)



TopicResource mobilization

7) The decision to make a proportion of employee provident fund (EPF) withdrawals taxable in the recent Union budget is hailed as forward looking. Examine the merits and demerits of this decision. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Topic: Achievements of Indians in S&T; Indigenisation of technology

8) In recent months, few states in India have announced new start-up and incubation policies. Examine the objectives, design and benefits  of these policies. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical issues in international relations and funding;

9) Recently,  the U.S. government has proposed a financial assistance package of $859.8 million for Pakistan, including $265 million for military hardware. What are the ethical issues arising out of this financial assistance to Pakistan, especially from India’s perspective? Critically examine. (150 Words)

The Hindu