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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 April 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 April  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

1) What constitutes weak urban governance? Why urban governance in India is weak? Discuss feasible measures to transform urban India, and visibly enhance the quality of life for its citizens. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

TopicBilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

2) Should India sign the 16-country Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement? Substantiate. (200 Words)


TopicImportant International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate

3) India is one of the largest recipients of World Bank (WB) loans. Examine the nature and terms of loans that the WB lends to India. Should India continue to seek financial assistance from WB? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicGovernment policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation; Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

4) Reckless lending by public sector banks has been blamed as one of the reasons why certain rich individuals have misused large funds and have become wilful defaulters. Is it an instance of crony capitalism? How should such banks and defaulters be treated by the government? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

5) Discuss the risks of smokeless tobacco, challenges faced in imposing ban on it in India and measures taken by governments in this regard. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Economic growth;  Changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 

6) Based on new data, it is said that the new engines for the India growth and equity story are MSME (micro, small and medium enterprises)  and not large corporations. Examine why. (200 Words)


Topic: Employment; Changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 

7) As a reform measure, many sections in India are demanding revamping of the Factories Act of 1948.  Examine why. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic:Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour

8) What’s the difference between attitude and behaviour? Examine the functions of attitude. (200 Words)