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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 14 April 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 14 April  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Population and associated issues

1) A crucial yet sometimes overlooked driver of economic growth is said to be growth in the working-age population. Analyse the trends in growth of working-age population in India and importance of this population for India’s economy. (200 Words)


TopicThe Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 

2) Critically comment on Dr B. R. Ambedkar’s views on nationalism. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

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

3) Compare the data of NFHS-4 with NFHS-3 of India’s poor and rich states, and analyse its achievement in improving important health indicators. (200 Words)

Business Standard

TopicGovernment policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

4) India is contemplating the merger of two bodies that handle anti-dumping and import safeguard actions – the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) and the Directorate General of Safeguards. Examine the present responsibilities of these two bodies and the reason why government wants to merge both. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Energy; Economic growth; 

5) Discuss the relationship between water scarcity, power generation and economic growth in India. (200 Words)


Topic: Storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers

6) Write a note on National Agriculture Market (NAM) portal and measures needed to enable smooth inter-state movement of farm goods through NAM. (200 Words)


Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic:Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions;

7) Discuss the relationship between wealth, liberty and happiness. (150 Words)