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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 June 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 24 June  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

Topic:Salient features of Indian society; Social empowerment

1) Dominant castes are asking for reservations today. Do you think inclusion of their castes in OBC list will help address their problems? Why some castes want reservations to be abolished? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 2


TopicStatutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

2) Has the UGC failed to evolve according to the changing dynamics of higher education, and fallen short of achieving its original mandate? Critically comment. (200 Words)


TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations

3) Critically analyse recent developments in India – Bangladesh relations. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

4) It is said that with the waiver of 2008, India no longer needs the Nuclear Suppliers Group for its civil nuclear facilities. Do you think India is unnecessarily spending its time and resources on lesser foreign policy goal? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicEffect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests; Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate

5) It is said that the IMF has reversed its pro-austerity stance. What are the merits and demerits of imposing austerity measures on a troubled economy? Do you support austerity? Comment. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism  

6) Do you think left wing extremism in India is shrinking in its space and activities? Critically discuss. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic:Codes of Conduct; Strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance

7) Recently, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube, which are involved in the European Union Internet Forum, formulated a Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online. What are the objectives of this Code of Conduct? Examine what constitutes hate speech. (200 Words)

The Hindu