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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 11 May 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 11 May  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:Role of women; Social empowerment

1) A recent data released by the Global Media Monitoring Project report clearly shows that age-old discriminatory practices against women in the mainstream media are now being passed on to online media as well. Discuss the nature of this discrimination and measures needed to address it. (200 Words)



Topic: Effects of globalization on Indian society

2) What do you understand by populism? It is said that globalisation is fuelling populism across the world. Critically examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 2

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

3) According to the World Bank’s World Development report of 2016, despite being the second largest exporter of information and communication technology goods, India has the largest offline population in the world. It highlights the challenges that the government faces in providing Internet access to all Indians at a reasonable cost. Discuss these challenges. (200 Words)

The Hindu

WB Report

TopicResponsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies

4) In recent years, voters’ turnout in elections is steadily increasing. Discuss the significance and reasons for this increasing turnout. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Economic growth – employment

5) In India, rural labourers constitute one of the most vulnerable sections of the society. Are their real wages growing? Examine the trend in recent years and suggest what government can do to improve their wages. (200 Words)


Topic: Prevention of money laundering

6) Recently, India was successful in making amendments to the 1983 India-Mauritius treaty to curb tax evasions.  Discuss the amendments and their likely impact on India’s economy. (200 Words)



Topic: Economic growth – employment; Effects of liberalization on the economy

7) “For jobs to grow, consumer demand has to improve consistently. This can only happen with an industrial policy, which India has not had since 1991.” In the light of slow growth rate of jobs in India, discuss the statement. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Awareness in S&T

8) What is the difference between GIS and Geospatial? Examine the uses of geospatial maps. Recently government released a draft bill which seeks to regulate geospatial mapping. What are its implications? (200 Words)

The Hindu



General Studies – 4

Topic: Tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections

10) What do you understand by tolerance? Analyse the importance and ethics of tolerance in the contemporary world. (200 Words)