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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 03 June 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 03 June  2016

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Prelims Revision Quiz – 1

General Studies – 1;

Topic: World History – World Wars

1) Examine why US dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Do you agree that dropping bomb on Nagasaki after Hiroshima was a wanton act? Critically comment. (200 Words)



Topic: World History – Cold War

2) Critically analyse the legacy of Mikhail Gorbachev. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

3) According to a recent report, Bengaluru – the information technology and start-up hub – has surpassed many global cities as a preferred destination for innovation centres. Examine the factors that have contributed in making Bengaluru preferred destination for innovation centres. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 2


Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate;

4) “..the European Central Bank (ECB) is the quintessentially independent central bank: No single government stands behind it, and it is expressly prohibited from standing behind any of the national governments whose central bank it is. And yet, the ECB is the least independent central bank in the developed world.” Analyse. (200 Words)


Topic: Functioning of judiciary 

5) Recently, the Madras High Court has introduced crucial changes to Section 34 of the Advocates Act introducing new conduct rules and punishments. Discuss the merits and demerits of this move. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

6) India’s strategic engagements in its neighbourhood and beyond suffer from several handicaps. Analyse these handicaps and examine how India can overcome this material and political inability to take its strategic initiatives to their logical conclusion and leverage them in the longer term. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate;

7) It is said that in recent months clout of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) has diminished and it’s lacking cohesion in decision making. Examine why. (200 Words)



General Studies – 3

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

8) The rapid spread of new mobility services such as Uber and Ola taxis presents a regulatory dilemma for transport administrators. Critically comment on the recent move by Karnataka government to regulate app based taxi operators  and its implications for consumers and drivers. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions

9) Like the ban on liquor and cigarette ads, hate speech and child pornography, should there also be a complete ban on skin-whitening creams and other products that promote fairness in India? Justify. (150 Words)

The Indian Express