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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 06 April 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 06 April  2016

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General Studies – 1;

TopicPopulation and related issues

1) What do you understand by human trafficking? Examine why trafficking is on the rise in few Indian states and neighbouring countries, especially in Bangladesh. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: Devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein

2) In the light of GST and Fourteenth Finance Commission, it is said that India is seeing fiscal centralization and fiscal decentralization at the same time. Elaborate. Also examine the opportunities this situation has created. (200 Words)


TopicBilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 

3) “India needs a balanced West Asia policy. By skewing it towards the Saudis in pursuit of short-term goals, New Delhi runs the risk of antagonising Tehran.” Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

4) Discuss the merits and demerits of conducting simultaneous elections for State Assemblies and Parliament. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Environmental pollution

5) Recently the Centre notified the revised the new solid waste management rules.  Discuss the provisions. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Prevention of money laundering

6) Critically evaluate the nature of  government’s fight against black money and suggest how it can be made more effective. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;

7) In India, in the past there have been instances of fake encounters by police targeting suspected terrorists and extremists. In your opinion, why a civil servant resorts to such crime? What values are compromised in such acts? How should they be trained to prevent such acts? Discuss (200 Words)

The Hindu