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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 06 May 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 06 May  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country

1) Why did Mahatma Gandhi make non-violence a non-negotiable requirement of the mass movement that won India its freedom? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 2

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

2) It is said that India’s pharmaceutical sector which makes the finest medicine in the world, sells sub-standard stuff to Indians. Discuss the reasons and measures taken by government to address this problem. (200 Words)

Business Standard

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

3) In India’s education sector, it is said that it is important for state administrations to realize that improving infrastructure and resources should be accompanied by commensurate learning levels of students. Why such suggestion is made? How state can help improve learning levels of children in schools? Examine. (200 Words)


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

4) The government plans to limit airfares for hour-long flights to Rs 2,500.  Should such administered fares be imposed? Discuss. (200 Words)

Business Standard

TopicFunctioning of judiciary; Bilateral relations; International institutions

5) It is said that an unfortunate impression has been created that India’s legal and judicial system is under-equipped to handle cases such as the Italian Marines case. Examine why such an impression has been created and what lessons India should learn from handling of this case. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Resource mobilization

6) Global crude oil prices slumped about 65 per cent in the 21 months from July 2014 through March 2016. In this period, the pump prices of both petrol and diesel dropped only about 15 per cent in India. Discuss what is causing retail fuel prices from moving in lock-step with the international trend in oil and the effect of this policy on consumers. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic:Challenges of corruption

7) It is proposed that amendment would be made to the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) to make all actual and potential bribe-givers offenders under this Act? Comment. (150 Words)

 The Hindu