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

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

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General Studies – 1;

TopicRole of women; The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country

1) Discuss the contribution made by women in drafting the Constitution of India. (200 Words)


TopicSalient features of indian society; Social empowerment

2) In many parts of India, in the name of caste daylight murders are taking place. Why such atrocities take place despite having laws and institutions to prevent them? What solutions do you suggest to stop such incidents? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to health

3) India’s potential for medical tourism is well known, yet certain policies of the government and other factors are not allowing the sector to realize its full potential. Examine the constraints and  measures needed to address them. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic:India and its neighborhood- relations

4) Recently Myanmar witnessed establishment of new government that is most democratic administration since 1962 when the military seized power. What are the opportunities and challenges that the new government faces? How can India lend its hand to the new government? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Infrastructure – waterways;

5) In the light of the National Waterways Bill, 2015, discuss the potential of waterways, challenges in using them and measures required to address these challenges. (200 Words)

Business Standard

TopicInfrastructure – energy

6) What are the criticisms made against the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (Uday)? Are the valid? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topicissues relating to intellectual property rights.

7) What do you understand by geographical indications’ (GIs)? One of the objectives of the “Make in India” programme is to improve and protect the Indian intellectual property (IP) regime. How can GI aid the programme? Discuss its potential and measures needed to strengthen GI regime. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic:Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration

8) “Both the houses of Indian Parliament now have a permanent standing committee on ethics. While their job is to oversee moral & ethical conduct of the members, these committees have fallen short of global standards both in scope & work.” Discuss. (200 Words)


Business Standard