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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 15 April 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Social empowerment

1) Critically analyse the status of Dalit entrepreneurs, the opportunities and challenges they face in India. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 2

TopicEffect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests,

2) In recent months, USA is responding to regional anxiety in South China Sea region by conducting joint naval patrols and exercises with countries that are wary of China’s growing assertiveness and militarisation in the region. Do you think it is good for regional stability? Should India also involve in these exercises? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

3) Recently, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States confirmed that Zika virus infection during pregnancy causes microcephaly and other severe foetal brain defects. Discuss the significance of this confirmation. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicParliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 

4) Why some bills are labelled as money bills and require only the Lower House to pass them in Indian legislatures? The Constitution says the decision of the speaker shall be final in deciding which bill is money bill. Should this provision be amended? Comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


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

5) Discuss the merits and demerits of the idea of holding a national test to ascertain the aptitude and suitability of those seeking to study medicine anywhere in the country. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Basics of cyber security;

6) It is said that government initiatives such as Digital India and Make in India enable financial inclusion but also make the country an attractive target for cybercriminals. In this regard, what should government do to enhance cybersecurity? Suggest solutions from global experiences. (200 Words)


Topic: Prevention of money laundering

7) It is said liberalization and recent policy measures are partly to blame for the fact that many Indians are investing in tax havens and stashing funds abroad. Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

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

8) Recently, Canadian government introduced legislation that will legalise physician-assisted death for Canadians with serious medical conditions. Is it ethical? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu