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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 20 May 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 20 May  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Social empowerment; Role of women,

1) According to Monster Salary Index, India suffers from huge gender pay gap. Discuss the causes and remedies. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 2

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

2) India’s Red Line campaign to curb over-the-counter use of antibiotics is finding recognition, and could be adopted on a world scale. Discuss the objectives and significance of this campaign. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Resource mobilization

3) In the past, A number of committees have recommended consolidation of banks and recently SBI has initiated discussions for its merger with its associates. Discuss the rationale behind consolidation and examine if now is the right time for this. (200 Words)



TopicResource mobilization

4) Why did Mauritius become a tax haven? The recent amendment to the over three decade old Double Taxation Avoidance Treaty (DTAA) between India and Mauritius has been seen as a progressive and much overdue tax reform measure. Are there any concerns expressed on this amendment? Examine. (200 Words)

Business Line

TopicLatest developments in S&T

5) Last month, the draft guidelines for civil UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) operations were announced by the DGCA (directorate general of civil aviation). Discuss the increasing applications of UAV in civilian field and regulatory issues they face. (200 Words)

Business Line


TopicIndian Economy

6) The Reserve Bank of India and the finance ministry are agreed that the CPI would be the sole parameter to set policy rates and anchor inflationary expectations. Discuss why. Also examine what implications would recently revised base year and weights for the various goods and services in the consumer price index (CPI) will have on policy rates.  (200 Words)

Economic Times

General Studies – 4

Topic:Corporate governance

7) It is said that having more women on corporate boards will have positive impact on corporate governance. Examine why. Also suggest what steps can government take to increase the number of women in corporate boards. (200 Words)

Business Standard