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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 11 June 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 11 June  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Urbanization; Developmental issues; Population and associated issues

1) Should road accidents in India be called national crisis? What measures should be taken to address increasing number of deaths due to road accidents? Also critically comment on the steps taken by state and union governments in this regard. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2


TopicStructure, organization and functioning of the Ministries and Departments of the Government;

2) In recent months, the Environment ministry has given clearance to hundreds of projects such as mining and other projects. What is the dilemma faced by the Ministry in giving clearances to such projects? Has the Ministry given preference to development over environment? Critically comment. (200 Words)

(This kind of question might be asked in interview)


TopicStatutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

3) Do you support more autonomy to RBI? What are the concerns of government in this regard? Comment. (200 Words)



General Studies – 3

Topic:Awareness in S&T; India’s achievements in S&T

4) Recently the Department of Science and Technology released the draft guidelines on regulation of nanotechnology. Analyse the objectives of these draft guidelines and issues associated with them. (200 Words)



TopicIndia’s achievements in S&T; Awareness in Space

5) Bringing down significantly the cost of access to space is a primary goal of space programmes around the world today. How it is done? Discuss with reference to ISRO’s recent achievement in this regard. (200 Words)



Topic: Conservation

6) The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has set up a new fund named Capacity-Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) fund. Examine the objectives, design and significance of this new Fund. (200 Words)

Down to Earth


Topic: Conservation

7) More radical options such as removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and storing them underground are being explored to mitigate climate change effects. Discuss any such recent technology available. (200 Words)

Down to Earth

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical issues in international relations

8) Recently, Ambassadors and diplomatic envoys from 54 African countries boycotted the Government of India’s “Africa Day” celebrations recently protesting against violence against African nationals in India. Do you think this move was warranted? Examine the ethical issues involved in the issue of violence against foreign nationals, especially Africans. (150 Words)