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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 May 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 May  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: World wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization

1) “The Sykes-Picot Agreement, named for its British and French authors and the map it produced, is now widely considered a low point in colonial efforts to manipulate the West Asian region to fit the interests of outsiders.” Discuss why it’s considered as a low point. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

Topic:Important aspects of governance

2) Is India an excessively deliberative democracy, where decision making is slow due to its very nature of parliamentary system? Critically comment. (200 Words)


Topic: Functioning of judiciary

3) The judiciary in India is often called the most powerful among its tribe globally. Do you agree? Justify. (200 Words)



4) “The democratic accountability argument is a stronger argument for decriminalising defamation than a pure free speech argument.” In the light of recent Supreme Court judgement on defamation, comment on the statement. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic:India and its neighborhood- relations

5) Do you think India’s unimaginative diplomacy is alienating its neighbours? In your opinion, how should India treat its neighbours? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

6) “The principle of Free and prior informed consent (FPIC) should be incorporated as a central tenet of all development and welfare planning.” Elaborate FPIC principle, its working in India and why it should be made a central tenet of all development and welfare planning. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Infrastructure – waterways

7) Discuss the challenges that government face in implementing objectives of the National Waterways Act, 2016. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic:Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions;

8) What do you understand by compassionate and palliative care?  Discuss the ethical issues involved in practice of palliative care. (150 Words)

Business Standard