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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 21 June 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 21 June  2016

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Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Role of women

1) The World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2015 ranked India at 139 out of 145 countries on the economic participation and opportunity gap. Analyse the present status of women economic participation and opportunity gap in India. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2


Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

2) Political pressure in the affairs of central banks is found in many countries. In your opinion, how the RBI can be protected from political pressures? Examine from global experience. (200 Words)


TopicParliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these

3) Do you think The Delhi Assembly’s Bill to protect the appointment of 21 parliamentary secretaries from disqualification under the ‘office of profit’ claus is legitimate? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic: Employment

4) “Jobless growth is a multi-cause, systemic problem. Tackling each cause individually will backfire. A more effective solution is to develop a synergistic policy matrix.” Discuss. (200 Words)



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

5) Recently, the union government raised Foreign investment (FDI) caps in seven key sectors, including aviation, defence, pharma, food products. Analyse implications of this move to their respective sectors. (200 Words)


The Hindu


6) From its erstwhile status as provider of stable and secured employment, government institutions and public sector firms have slipped to a situation where the terms of work are increasingly dismal and comparable to those prevailing in the “informal sector”. Critically examine why this trend is increasing and with what implications. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

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

7) Discuss the ethical issues involved in gun control – on which an intense debate is going on in USA. (150 Words)