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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 26 May 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 26 May  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) A 2016 World Health Organisation report says 16 of the 30 most polluted cities in the world are in India.  The pollution in Indian cities is adversely affecting health of people, especially children. What practical measures should our cities adopt to reduce pollution and its health hazards? Discuss. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 2

TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations

2) Analyse India’s mistakes vis a vis its conducting of foreign policy with Iran, especially developing Chabahar Port and the strategic importance of Iran for India. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicEffect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests

3) The United States’ Federal Open Market Committee is said to take a decision to raise the so-called Fed Funds Rate at its next meeting in mid-June. Should India be worried? Discuss. (200 Words)

Business Standard

TopicIndian constitution – features

4) “The right to free speech cannot be read to mean that one citizen can defame another.” Should Right to Reputation be considered as fundamental right? Critically comment. (200 Words)


Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

5) China and Pakistan are trying to scuttle India’s efforts to become member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. Do you think China has moral right to block India’s efforts? How will its action impact India – China relations? Critically comment. (200 Words)


Topic: Functioning of judiciary

6) The Supreme Court of India’s expansionist role attempting to orchestrate environmental governance in the case relating to vehicular pollution in Delhi is seen as a problem. Examine why. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy; Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

7) Through payments banks, RBI wants to improve financial inclusion. But, recently licence holders have expressed concerns and some of them have given up their plan to set up a payments bank. Examine why. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic: Moral thinkers

8) “He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.” Discuss the relevance of the meaning of this quote in public administration. (150 Words)