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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 22 March 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 22 March  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:- Role of women; Social empowerment

1) It is argued that the practice of Talaq and Halala in India is unconstitutional and violates human rights of women. Do you agree? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 2


TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations

2) What are the natural strategic advantages that India has in Nepal? Do you think a rising China and the anti-India resentments of Kathmandu’s hill elite have the potential to neutralise these advantages? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic:Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate

3) Critically comment on the agreement that the European Union (EU) has struck with Turkey to stem the flow of thousands of mostly Syrian migrants and refugees on to its shores. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

4) It is said that there is need for India to upgrade its relationship with Saudi Arabia considering its national and regional interests. How can both countries elevate their relations? What challenges does India face in this regard? Analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicImportant International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate

5) Do you think the Commonwealth is relevant today? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic:Different types of irrigation and irrigation systems; Conservation

6) It is said that short-sighted political tactics and agricultural inefficiencies are worsening the water crisis in India. Do you agree? What are the other causes of this crisis? Discuss. (200 Words)


Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic:Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;

7) “Political tyranny is nothing compared to social tyranny and a reformer, who defies society, is a much more courageous man than a politician who defies government.” Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu