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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 01 July 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 01 July  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) Discuss the relationship between Digital India Mission, Smart City Mission and Sustainable Cities goal. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


TopicUrbanization – problems and remedies

2) “Using emerging trends in information technology and data collection, cities can implement decentralized governance systems to ramp up urban water infrastructure.” Examine how. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2


Topic:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources; Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications

3) A rating system has been proposed to incentivise government health facilities to deliver better healthcare to patients. Examine the merits of this system and cautions to be taken in its implementation. Also comment if this system should be implemented in other departments of the government. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

4) Despite recent setback in getting NSG membership thanks to China’s non-cooperation, in your opinion, why should India continue to work towards strengthening its relationship with China? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Indian economy – growth; Resource mobilization

5) Many committees in the past have recommended consolidation and restructuring of banks. Do you think privatisation is better than consolidation? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Awareness in IT , computers

6) China is fast building powerful supercomputers and has pushed US to third spot in terms of speed. Should India jump into the supercomputer race and build more of them? Comment. (200 Words)


Topic: Economic growth; Inclusive growth and issues arising from it

7) Discuss the linkage between children’s health and economic growth, especially for India. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Economic growth; Resource mobilization; Liberalization effects

8) Examine the changing definitions of FDI. Do you think more inflow of FDI would benefit India? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in human actions

9)These days it is common to read in newspapers about teachers molesting students in schools. In your opinion, why such incidents take place and how they can be stopped? (150 Words)

The Hindu