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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 02 April 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 02 April  2016

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General Studies – 1;

TopicUrbanization – problems and remedies; Critical changes to geographical features

1) In your opinion, on which factors does success of the Paris Agreement on climate change depend? Discuss. (200 Words)



TopicImportant Geophysical phenomena 

2) Many newspapers have reported that pollution levels—mostly those of the particulate matter of size 2.5 microns, have not declined despite the imposition of the odd-even policy. Examine the sources of these pollutants and reasons why their levels have not declined. (200 Words)



Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 

3) Bhagat Singh had a number of political choices before him. Which choice did he make? Discuss his ideology. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

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

4) In recent years functioning of the Medical Council of India (MCI) has been controversial for many reasons. Examine what these reasons are and suggest how government should regulate such erring regulators. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic: Resource mobilization; Subsidies

5) “Direct cash transfers have the potential to improve the economic lives of the poor by transferring benefits to households quickly and directly. Achieving these benefits requires thoughtful design of schemes, and careful, rigorous analysis of ongoing programmes is an important input to the design process.” With suitable examples, illustrate. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Cropping pattern; Food security

6) Why is it argued that GM cultivation is not in the interest of farmers in India? Do you agree with the other view that cultivation of GM pulses would ensure food security? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in public administration; Political attitudes; Ethics in international relations and funding

7) Is ethics relevant in politics? Justify with suitable illustrations. (200 Words)

Reference (Chapter 1)