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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 28 March 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 28 March  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Critical changes to geographical features and their effect on flora and fauna

1) How do scientists attribute if an event, such as floods or cyclones,  is induced by climate change? With suitable examples, illustrate. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic:India and its neighborhood- relations.

2) In recent months, Nepal’s proximity to China is growing. it also signed many agreements with China to improve its connectivity and security. Do you think India should press panic button? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

3) Recently, the government passed the Aadhaar Bill giving statutory rights for the Aadhaar programme, but this still leaves privacy as a specific challenge. How can this challenge be addressed? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:Poverty and hunger

4) The government estimates show a steep decline in poverty from 37.2% in 2004-05 to 21.9% in 2011-12. To which factors do you attribute this reduction? How can India continue to reduce poverty? Discuss. (200 Words)



TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources.

5) The debate on using public money to fund higher education is linked to the question of how beneficial it is in the creation of a developed and egalitarian society. Do you support continuation of subsidy for higher education in India? Comment. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

TopicEnvironmental pollution

6) Discuss India’s limitations of urban solid waste management policy and suggest how it can overcome these limitations, especially keeping in mind consumers’ interest. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Indian economy – growth; Employment; Resource mobilization

7) Examine the impact falling oil prices on Indian economy and on Indian expatriates. (200 Words)


The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in human actions

8) Philosophers, writers and reformers have spent years exploring the true nature of revenge and resentment and whether forgiveness is the right response. Do you think,  in the light of recent terrorist strike on European cities, should Western powers take revenge on terrorists? Justify on ethical grounds. (150 Words)

The Indian Express