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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 23 July 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 23 July  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

TopicPost-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country

1) “…the issue in the Kashmir Valley is not about land but about people.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic:Issues relating to poverty and hunger

2) The “Global Nutrition Report 2016” once again demonstrates India’s slow overall progress in addressing chronic malnutrition, manifest in stunting (low weight for age), wasting (low weight for height), micronutrient deficiencies and over-weight. Discuss why India’s progress is slow and what needs to be done to address this issue. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicImportant International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

3) “The Chilcot report shows that democratic governance is about selling decisions made by a small coterie of men in suits in international corridors of power to the state and the nation.” Critically comment. (200 Words)



TopicBilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 

4) In its latest agreements with the US, do you think India is moving away from “maintaining strategic autonomy and an independent foreign policy” ? Critically comment. (200 Words)



TopicStatutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies 

5) In your opinion, what Should be the Criteria for Choosing RBI Governor? Analyse. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy

6) What do you understand by ‘transcendental marketism.’? Discuss its relevance to India. (200 Words)


Topic: Security issues

7) Do you think the government has strengthened national security by taking a realist strategic position and introducing a policy of defence production indigenisation through the “Make in India” initiative? Critically analyse. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service

8) “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” Do you agree? Justify. (150 Words)