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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 25 June 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 25 June  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

Topic:Salient features of Indian society; Social empowerment

1) Do you think today’s India is still haunted by communal seeds sown by the British and their divide and rule politics? Critically comment. (200 Words)



Topic: Salient features of Indian society; Social empowerment

2) It is found that the crisis of sanitation is not just an issue of aesthetics or polite behaviour, but one of life and death for the most vulnerable. Discuss various sociological problems that poor sanitation and open defecation has given rise to in India and systemic measures needed to address the issue of open defecation. (200 Words)



TopicSalient features of Indian Society; Social empowerment, communalism

3) Do you think imposition of uniform civil code is a solution to the myriad problems of the many religion-based personal laws in India? Critically comment. (200 Words)



Topic: Decolonization; Redrawal of national boundaries

4) How did decolonization process affect national identities of nations and states in Asia? Examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2


TopicEffect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests

5) Does recent Brexit portend a more global anger against the governing structures of our time? Does it embolden the world to experiment with risky alternatives? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

The Hindu

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic: Infrastructure  

6) Do you think there has been a turnaround in the infrastructure sector – especially for poor households –  in India during last few years? Critically examine. (200 Words)



Topic: Land reforms; Employment

7) It is found that there has been increasing importance of landowning households that do not cultivate and a significant presence of urban households owning rural land in the agrarian economy. Examine how they are impacting agrarian economy. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic:Attitude; Ethics in human actions

8) “Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.” Do you agree? Comment. (150 Words)