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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 16 April 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 16 April  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Effects of globalization on Indian society

1) “The Panama Papers have exposed the ugly underbelly of globalisation.” Comment. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

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

2) Analyse the mains features of ‘Obama Doctrine.’ It is said that from India’s standpoint, there are several aspects of concern relating to the Obama Doctrine. Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

3) In 2014, the World Bank warned that India’s “excessive healthcare” situation can harm patients whilst providing marginal benefits. It is said that the poor in India have access to surgeries but not basic healthcare. Critically discuss the causes and consequences of this skewed scenario. (200 Words)


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

4) It is said that in India, there has not been any basic transformation in both the knowledge base and institutional structure for managing water systems since the end of the British rule in 1947. Discuss the importance of having institutional structure for managing water systems and recent measures taken by government to address this deficiency. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Infrastructure; Security challenges and their management in border areas; 

5) For what reasons should India improve its maritime infrastructure and build robust maritime strategy? What initiatives have been taken in this regard? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

6) Reforms that rely only on technical solutions may not give the desired effect. In the light of recent launch of the National Agricultural Market Scheme (eNAM), it is said that Karnataka’s Rashtriya electronic Market Scheme (ReMS) is said to be a lesson  for eNAM scheme to succeed. Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

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

7) Citing an acute water crisis in parts of Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court has evicted the Indian Premier League from the State’s cricket stadiums. Is this decision morally correct? Justify. (150 Words)

The Hindu