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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 12 May 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 12 May  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

1) Why and how is India’s agriculture vulnerable to climate change? What policy prescriptions would you suggest to safeguard farmers against climate change effects? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent

2) While India has adequate freshwater, its spatial and temporal distribution is very skewed, and usage inefficient and wasteful.  Discuss how inefficiently fresh water is managed and how it can be efficiently managed in India. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic:Important aspects of governance

3) Do you think populism, personality cult and freebie culture in politics which is often witnessed during elections in states such as Tamil Nadu is good for economic growth and development? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations.

4) How India and China manage their relationship will have global consequences. Do you think their relationship has matured and expanded over the years? Critically examine. (200 Words)


Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources. 

5) Since independence many commissions and committees have recommended that Indian public expenditure on education must be 6% of gross domestic product (GDP). Critically comment on the state of public expenditure on education in India. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Economic growth – employment

6) Recently, Indian parliament approved the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016. Discuss its significance and challenges in its implementation. (200 Words)



Topic: Resource mobilization

7) What do you understand by double taxation? Why countries like Mauritius have become tax havens for tax evaders? Also discuss how will the recent amendment to India’s bilateral Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement with Mauritius benefit India. (200 Words)


The Hindu

Reference (Frontline)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

Topic: Information sharing and transparency in government; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance

8) Recently the government released detailed income tax data which has generated debate on its implications for the economy. But what are the moral and ethical issues this data has given rise to? Examine. (150 Words)

 The Hindu