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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 07 May 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 07 May  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Critical changes to geographical features

1) Some farmers in India’s most drought prone regions have managed to fight drought, grow profitable crops and have managed to escape from debt trap. Discuss the techniques and methods adopted by these farmers to fight drought and how these can be applied in other parts of India that are reeling under drought. (200 Words)

Down to Earth


Topic: Role of women; Art and culture; Salient features of Indian society

2) The access to religious institutions and the opportunities to perform rituals were regulated by one’s caste and class position. Did women also face discrimination in performing religious rituals and in gaining entry into religious spaces? How did women confront this discrimination in ancient India? Examine. (200 Words)



Topic: Effect of globalisation; Role of women

3) Analyse the impact of globalisation on lives of women in India and around the world. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

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

4) How realistic is the objective of the Government of India to double the income of farmers by 2022? Examine what it takes to achieve this objective. (200 Words)


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

5) Is public funded higher education in a developing country meant to produce thinking citizens or employable youth? Should taxes fund scholarship that has no impact, nor is market friendly, at least, in the short term? Discuss. (200 Words)


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

6) “The government’s plans to strengthen military ties with the U.S. will sound the death knell for India’s foreign policy independence and strategic autonomy.” Critically comment. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

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

7) What is wheat blast? What are its threats? Recently wheat crop in India was said to be under threat of wheat blast. What measures should government take? Examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic:Ethics in human actions; Dimension of ethics;

8) “Both Hinduism and Islam have theological strands that confront head-on the problem of violence. They do so, however, in very different ways and generate very different strictures on the legitimacy of violence.” Analyse. (200 Words)