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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 21 April 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 21 April  2016

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General Studies – 1;

TopicPopulation and associated issues

1) “Despite a predominantly young population, a demographic dividend is unlikely to accrue to India unless the northern belt, the youngest region in the country in terms of population age, ramps up its performance on several socio-economic parameters.” Discuss. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 2

Topic:Structure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary

2) “It is unfortunate that the courts have become the arbiter of what constitutes true religion. This situation has arisen because the Indian state is the agent for the reform and management of Hinduism and its institutions.” Critically comment on the role being played by courts in deciding what constitutes true religion in India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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

3) If hotter, longer and deadlier summers are to be the new normal under a changing climate, proactive adaptation measures are required. This implies policy intervention and coordination across three sectors — health, water and power. Examine these policy interventions. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Disaster management

4) Why some regions in India are prone to frequent earthquakes? Examine the threats that earthquakes pose to these regions and the nature of preparedness needed to deal with these threats. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Topic: Conservation

5) Shortly, India will be signing the Paris Agreement on climate change. Enumerate the important objectives and provisions of this Agreement. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Topic: Economic growth; Resource mobilization; Employment; Industrial policies

6) Write a note on recent growth trends and the importance of services sector to Indian economy. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Topic:  Conservation

7) Examine the significance of the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015 and the recent amendments approved by the Cabinet to this Bill. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic: Challenges of corruption

8) “Tackling graft is the linchpin to fixing income inequality, environmental problems and creaking education and pension systems, and to appeasing growing public anger. ” Discuss. (150 Words)