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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 08 July 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 08 July  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.

1) Do you think too much democracy, where people directly get to decide on important policy matters or on matters of national significance, is good for growth and development of a nation? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 2


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

2) Can a university have a religious character? In your opinion, what should be university’s ideal character? In the light Aligarh Muslim University’s minority status related controversy, critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas;

3) Critically comment on the findings of the Chilcot report and examine what lessons should India learn from the report. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindustan Times

The Hindu


TopicMajor crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country

4) Why and how should India increase production of pulses? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicLinkages between development and spread of extremism.

5) Terrorists involved in recent terrorist attack on a well known Dhaka restaurant were all well educated and rich. Critically examine why poverty is no more the pushing factor for youths to become terrorists. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicIssues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies

6) Recently, the union government ordered fertiliser firms to cut prices of fertilizers. Do you think such policies are in the interest of industries and consumers? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in human actions

7) Do you think religion is necessary to conduct oneself ethically? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu