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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 28 June 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 28 June  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Role of women; Social empowerment

1) Should women have constitutional right to obtain a safe and legal abortion? In the light of recent judgement in USA on this issue, critically comment. (200 Words)



General Studies – 2


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

2) Critically examine the reasons why Britain voted in favour of Brexit. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

3) It is said that the overwhelming focus on quantity of healthcare in India has long ignored a massive problem with the quality of healthcare that is delivered both through public as well as private institutions. What do you understand by quality healthcare? How it can be delivered? What are the challenges? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicGovernment policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation; Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies 

4) Recently, the government moved to give statutory backing to the monetary policy committee (MPC). Discuss the composition, objectives and significance of this committee. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security

5) The U.S. State Department’s annual Country Reports for 2015 released recently highlights the growing decentralised and diffused nature of terrorism globally. Discuss its features and strategy needed to fight decentralised terrorism. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicInclusive growth and issues arising from it

6) Critically analyse various regulations put on payment banks and their likely impact on functioning of these banks. (200 Words)



TopicInclusive growth and issues arising from it

7) Examine the merits and demerits of making a simple unconditional regular cash transfer to every adult by the government instead of having many different forms of welfare programmes targeted at the poor. (200  Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

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

8) Are women more ethical than men? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Guardian