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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 28 May 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 28 May  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)

1) Analyse the factors that have contributed in the agglomeration of manufacturing industries in India. (200 Words)

EPW (Conclusion Part)


General Studies – 2

TopicGovernment policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

2) “There is an undeniable need to build a coherent policy framework to deal with geospatial data as indeed there is with all forms of online data flows. These must however be premised on an understanding of popular sovereignty over individual and collective data. These must also be premised on a technologically competent understanding of the nature of the data form and the way it is made use of.” In the light of recently released draft geospatial bill, discuss the statement. (200 Words)



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

3) Recently, the Maharashtra state legislative assembly passed the Maharashtra Protection of People from Social Boycott (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2016. Examine the objectives, constitutional validity of this Act and challenges in its implementation. (200 Words)


TopicBilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests; Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

4) What do you understand by the Singapore issues? Should these issues be brought under multilateral trade negotiations? Discuss. (200 Words)



Topic: Functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

5) Examine the laws, mechanism and policies that exist to prevent flow of illegal money during elections. Are these effectively working on the ground? Examine why. (200 Words)



TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations

6) How will the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) transform Pakistan? Does CPEC come at a cost to the bonhomie between India and China? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Issues relating to intellectual property rights.

7) Critically analyse the new IPR policy from socio-economic development and public-interest perspective. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Moral thinkers

8) “If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each person’s life, sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” Comment on relevance of meaning of this quote to present times. (150 Words)