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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 07 July 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 07 July  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

TopicEffect of globalization; Poverty and developmental issues

1) There is growing tension between increasing global opportunity and a rise in national inequality. In your opinion who are the beneficiaries of globalisation? Do you think growing discontent against globalisation is good for common man? Critically comment. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2


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

2) Do you think USA is just using India as proxy against China and is scuttling India’s efforts to pursue strategic autonomy? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicStatutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

3) How is governor of RBI appointed? Discuss powers and responsibilities of RBI Governor. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country

4) In India, domestic absorption of cereals has grown at a lower rate, leading to an increase in export of cereals. What are the reasons? Examine the changing dietary preferences of consumers vis a vis cereals and pulses and its implications for nutrition in the country. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:Security challenges and their management in border areas

5) Examine the nature and objectives of Islamic terrorism that’s on the rise in Bangladesh. What should be India’s approach in dealing with terrorism in Bangladesh?  (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance

6) Recently, the Madras High Court rejected the demand for banning the book written by Tamil writer Perumal Murugan or prosecuting him. Discuss on what basis the Court pronounced its verdict and implications of this judgement for free speech in the country. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu