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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 19 April 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 19 April  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc

1) What is ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’? Examine its relevance to recent natural disasters in Japan and Ecuador. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic:Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests,

2) Critically discuss the magnitude of nuclear stockpile around the world, the challenges of making world nuclear-free and the role of international community in nuclear disarmament. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

3) Recently, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) issued statement on Kashmir urged India to implement the UN Security Council’s resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir. Should India take it seriously? Substantiate. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


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

4) “The prevailing water crisis in Maharashtra is not about the unavailability of water resources. It’s all about criminal mismanagement of available resources. The drought is a man-made disaster.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic: Employment; Basics of cyber security

5) Recently, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) said that the next big wave for the Indian information technology (IT) sector would be cyber security.  Examine why. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

6) “The Unified Payment Interface (UPI), which was launched last week, is a radical step forward that could help take financial inclusion to a new level.” Examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Economic growth

7) It is a fact that  the world economy is experiencing a long phase of weak economic growth. What are the solutions and their limitations put forth to address this weak growth? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic:Attitude: moral attitudes

8) What do you understand by moral attitude? Discuss any four moral attitudes. (200 Words)