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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 June 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 June  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Salient features of Indian society; Social empowerment

1) What do you understand by sanskritisation? What are the hurdles faced by lower castes in India in their path of mobility? Critically discuss. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2


Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes

2) Evaluate the macroeconomic economic impact such as employment and income of any three major social protection programmes in India. (200 Words)


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

3) “The US sees India as a “swing state” that can help it to tilt the global strategic balance against China and Russia.” Critically comment. (200 Words)


The Hindu

TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Human Resources.

4) The Global Nutrition Report of 2016 (Report) notes that obesity and overweight are now a staggering global burden and are approaching the scale of other forms of malnutrition. In the light of this report, examine its magnitude in India and measures that government should take to address this problem. (200 Words)

Down to Earth

General Studies – 3

Topic: Conservation; Agriculture issues; environmental pollution and degradation, 

5) What do you understand by climate smart agriculture? Illustrate with examples various techniques used in climate smart agriculture to combat climate change effects. (200 Words)

Down to Earth

Topic:  Investment models;  environmental pollution and degradation, 

6) A recent report published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations says that public–private partnerships can significantly contribute to sustainable agricultural development in developing countries. Discuss. (200 Words)

Down to Earth

Topic: IPR related issues

7) “The National Intellectual Property Rights Policy seeks to enhance creativity. However, it pays scant regard to experience that shows that the intellectual property rights route has rarely enhanced creativity. The policy should be seen in the context of the Indian government’s attempts to address US concerns.” Do you agree with this assessment? Critically comment. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic:Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics

8) Do you support the Environment Ministry’s decision to allow some States to cull wildlife? Should such wildlife be called vermins? Critically discuss the ethical issues involved in this decision. (200 Words)

The Hindu