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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 05 May 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 05 May  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.

1) Does ethno-linguistic diversity – which India is famous for – negatively affect economic progress? Analyse. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

2) In the light of present geopolitical realities, provide compelling arguments why India should deepen its ties with Afghanistan. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

3) The Dr. Ranjit Roy Chaudhury expert committee and the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare in the Rajya Sabha have both recommended structural change through amendments to the Indian Medical Council Act. What are these structural changes? Why are they needed? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

4) Has introduction of “none of the above”, or NOTA in Indian elections served its purpose? Discuss its significance. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicImportant aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

5) What problems does whistleblowers face around the world? Comment on India’s Whistleblower’s Protection Bill amended in 2015. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic:Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country

6) “It is time India switched its policy focus to the efficiency of water use rather than adding to the food mountain. One key element of this switch should be greater incentives for the cultivation of pulses as well as millets.” Discuss why. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

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

7) Is prenatal genetic screening and testing for birth defects and genetic conditions, or to alter genes, ethical? Justify. (150 Words)