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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 09 April 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 09 April  2016

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General Studies – 1;

TopicUrbanization – problems and remedies

1) Indian cities are facing the problem of effective management of sewage and septage. Discuss the magnitude of the problem and solutions to tackle this problem. (200 Words)

Down to Earth

Down to Earth

General Studies – 2

Topic:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education and Human Resources

2) Briefly analyse the findings of NFHS-4 in the areas of maternal healthcare, fertility and family planning and child health. (200 Words)


Topic Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

3) Despite recent strengthening of relations between India and Japan, there is a delay in signing a civil nuclear cooperation agreement between them. Examine the concerns of Japan in signing this agreement and its importance for India.  (200 Words)


TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to health

4) In late 2015, the Government of India banned foreigners from having children through surrogate mothers in India. The government expressed its reluctance to allow commercial surrogacy, while supporting altruistic surrogacy for married infertile Indian couples. Examine the the effects of this ban on the people involved in commercial surrogacy. (200 Words)


Topic: Functioning of the judiciary

5) “It is undeniable that the Supreme Court’s role as the Constitution’s sheet anchor has been weakened in recent times.” Why has it happened? What are the solutions proposed to restore Supreme Court’s original responsibilities and what are their merits? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Conservation; Agri issues

6) Agriculture is said to be a major driver of climate change. Examine why. Also examine how reducing food waste could help mitigate climate change. (200 Words)

Down to Earth


TopicEnvironmental pollution; Conservation

7) What do you understand by biomethanation? Examine its importance in urban waste management. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

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

8) Differentiate between a teacher, leader and reformer. Give an example for each who’s a role model for you and discuss the human values that you have learned from each one of them. (150 Words)