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

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

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) What are the components of an Intelligent Transport System (ITS)? Discuss the potential and challenges of adopting ITS in Indian cities. (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

2) Critically analyse the merits and demerits of Section 7 and 57 of the Aadhaar Bill. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

3) It is argued that 1991 economic liberalization resulted in deindustrialisation and adversely affected manufacturing sector in India. Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicIndian economy – growth

4) What do you understand by “the Goldilocks rate”? Why is it said that the Indian Rupee might be moving towards the Goldilocks rate? Examine. (200 Words)


Topic: Employment

5) It is known that India has experienced jobless growth during past two decades. Which sector is to blame? What explains jobless growth in India?  Examine. (200 Words)



Topic: Cropping patterns

6) In the past one decade alone, horticultural output has surged by nearly 70 per cent – from around 167 million tonnes in 2004-05 to over 283 million tonnes in 2014-15. Discuss the reasons behind this success. It is also said that several challenges exist in realizing full potential of this sector. Examine these challenges. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Energy

7) Differentiate between energy security and energy independence. In your opinion, should India strive for energy independence or security? Substantiate. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic:Attitude; Moral  persuasion

8) What do you understand by nudging concept – which is used in economics, political theory and behavioural science? Discuss the ethical issues arising out of nudging. (200 Words)


The Economist