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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 20 July 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 20 July  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes

1) Discuss the significance of mangroves and the impact of climate change on them. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic:Functioning of judiciary; Governance issues

2) Do you think it is prudent on part of the Supreme Court to intervene and direct bodies such as BCCI to accept certain committee’s recommendations to change their way of functioning? Substantiate. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicImportant aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

3) The BCCI is headed for radical change along the lines laid down by the Lodha Committee. Discuss the recommendations accepted by the Supreme Court and their likely impact on cricket governance in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic: Economic growth

4) During last two years, many economists and academics, and even U.S. State Department have doubted the veracity of official measures of the India’s GDP growth. Critically examine arguments made by both critics and government sources, and comment on the issue.  (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Resource mobilization

5) “Integration through goods and services tax will improve economic efficiency and minimize needless fragmentation of Indian supply chains.” Examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;

6) During recent Kashmir clashes, the authorities cut off communication links to thwart collective mobilisation and to inhibit the circulation of information among masses. Do you support such measures? If you are in charge of such a situation, what measures will you take? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu