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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 17 May 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 17 May  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies; Indian geography 

1) It is found that the States along the Indo-Gangetic basin are registering higher level of air pollution in India. Discuss the causes, consequences and remedial measures. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

Topic:Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms

2) Critically assess union government’s PAHAL (Pratyaksh Hanstantrit Labh) scheme. (200 Words)


Topic: Functioning of judiciary

3) Do you think that judicial activism or judicial overreach is crossing its limits in India? Critically comment. (200 Words)


Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests; Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate

4) Differentiate between Market Economy and Non-market Economy under WTO. Critically analyse fairness of anti-dumping measures. (200 Words)



Topic: Functioning of judiciary

5) Recently, the Supreme Court directed parties to an ongoing civil litigation to each pay a fixed sum of money to enable them to have their cases heard, and potentially disposed of, at an early date. Critically comment on the objective and consequences of such a directive. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

6) Why does India want to become member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)? What are the hurdles it’s facing in becoming NSG’s member and how it can overcome them? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Issues relating to intellectual property rights

7) Critically analyse the merits and demerits of India’s new IPR policy (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service , integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship,

8) In your opinion, what does a non-partisan public service look like? Discuss. (200 Words)