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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 10 March 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 10 March  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

TopicRole of women and women’s organization

1) Countries like USA and Israel are opening all combat roles to women. Discuss the status of women in Indian defence forces and need for their induction in all combat roles. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism

2) It is argued that the cycle of communal hatred and violence can be stopped only by ending first the false equivalence between minority and majority communalism. Elaborate. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

3) “For India, a closer relationship with the U.S., Japan, and Australia should not only be seen in defence terms — it could help secure its energy supplies.” Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

4) “It is not possible for India to be a world leader or an Asian leader without first being a South Asian leader.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Issues relating to intellectual property rights

5) What do you understand by Compulsory licensing? What is its importance in countries like India? Also examine if providing Compulsory licensing to generic pharma companies is in violation of WTO rules. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Resource mobilization

6) It is said that since the 2008 crisis in global financial markets, the Basel III has been a “work-in-progress”. Discuss. (200 Words)

Business Standard


TopicEffects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 

7) Recently, the Union government announced creation of  the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM). Discuss its objectives and  comment on India’s disinvestment policy. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics

8) Is an ‘honest mistake’ unethical yet forgiveable? Illustrate with suitable examples. (150 Words)

The Hindu