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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 04 June 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 04 June  2016

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Prelims Revision Quiz – 1

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Changes in critical geographical features

1) Discuss the significance of the normal monsoon rains for monetary policy in India. In your opinion, how good rains should be used to recharge groundwater through policy means? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2


Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

2) Should New Delhi’s engagement be limited to infrastructure development in Afghanistan? Substantiate. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

3) Recently, the Supreme Court directed the Gujarat government to immediately pay an amount of ₹3 lakh each to the next of kin of 238 workers who died after contracting silicosis. Discuss the significance of this directive. (200 Words)


TopicWelfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes;

4) A decade after coming into force, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act is suffering from a decline in employment, budget caps, delays in wage payments and rampant violations of workers’ entitlements. Examine the reasons. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy

5) Should we blame financial liberalisation for the present crisis faced by banks in India? To address the crisis, what needs to be done? Critically comment. (200 Words)



Topic: Resource mobilization

6) “India Posts Payment Bank will be a game changer for rural and suburban India.” Do you agree? Comment. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: EThics in human actions

7) Recently, a gorilla was shot dead in an US zoo for holding a four year old child in its arms. Critically comment on the ethical issues this episode has given rise to. (150 Words)