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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 05 July 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 05 July  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues

1) After the emergence of independent India and the People’s Republic of China, Delhi and Beijing claimed a very special brotherhood. Why did relations between two countries sour afterwards? Do you think India is still stuck in 1962 war mindset vis a vis China? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

The Hindu

General Studies – 2


TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

2) The Supreme Court has exempted minority schools from the purview of the RTE Act. Are there any provisions of the RTE Act that are universally applicable? Critically examine.  (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

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

3) In the light of recent terrorist attacks by Islamic State in different parts of the world, discuss the nature of Islamic State’s changing strategy and its evolving ideology. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Awareness in IT

4) Will it be fine if Free Basics entered into an agreement with all telcos similar to the one it had entered with Reliance last year? Will this affect net neutrality? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Achievements of Indians in S&T

5) Soon the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will be testing an air-breathing propulsion system. Examine why is it  building such a system. (200 Words)



TopicEffects of liberalization on the economy,

6) “Twenty-five years later, it appears India did a good job on openness (glasnost), but the report card on restructuring (perestroika) still has several red marks.” Comment. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections

7) How can India stop crimes against innocent women – like the recent murder of software engineer in Chennai railway station or similar such cases? Do you think making women aware of legal solutions would help them? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu