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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 16 June 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 16 June  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

1) Do you think cultural institutions in India are decaying and are not governed well? What’s their importance? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicSalient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 

2) In your opinion, what should be the role of religion in contemporary India? With examples, critically discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2


Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

3) Critically analyse India’s new civil aviation policy. (200 Words)



TopicImportant aspects of governance, transparency and accountability,

4) Recently the information and broadcasting ministry announced a new policy that seeks to make government advertising in newspapers more transparent and equitable. Analyse the objectives of this new policy. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Economic growth; Infrastructure; Resource mobilization

5) The creation of a seamless internal market that promotes economic growth is an unfinished job in India. What are the options available for India to create such an interlinked market? Discuss the challenges and potential. (200 Words)


Topic:  Agriculture issues – storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers 

6) It is said that in India, there is an emphasis on increasing farm productivity, but this might not always align with greater profitability for farmers. In this regard, do you think government should also focus more on farmer welfare? Comment. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Dimensions of ethics;

7) The possibility of owning and operating driverless cars in very near future has become inevitable. Should we regulate autonomous cars by seeing to it that they are capable of complying with existing laws such as Motor Vehicles Act, or should there be an ethical framework within which they must operate? Justify. (150 Words)