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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 07 April 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 07 April  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

TopicCritical changes to geographical features

1) What are the short term and long term solutions to fight drought in India? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Business Standard

General Studies – 2

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

2) Gram sabhas mandated by the landmark Forest Rights Act, 2006 (FRA), are crucial in implementing FRA act and in preserving forests and livelihood of people living there. Further discuss their significance and the challenges they are facing in different parts of India in their functioning. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential;

3) The Digital India programme is ambitious in its scale. Discuss the challenges that the programme faces to become successful. How these challenges can be addressed? (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 3

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security

4) Write a critical note on the outcome of the recent Fourth Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


TopicEmployment; Linkages between development and spread of extremism

5) What are the reasons for young people taking up arms in India’s impoverished regions? It is said that India is facing ever-mounting employment crisis, especially in private sector. What solutions are there to fix this problem? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Infrastructure

6) Better logistics is a prime requirement of a modern economy with a complex supply chain. India has one of the least efficient logistics in the world. How to improve logistics in India? Discuss. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic: Laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance

7) Tax avoidance and tax evasion has become a huge problem around the world. Why is it considered unethical and immoral to evade or avoid tax?

The Hindu