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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 25 July 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 25 July  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

TopicSalient features of Indian Society; Social empowerment

1) Critically analyse the cow protection movement that’s taking place in India and its impact on weaker sections of society. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic:India and its neighborhood- relations

2) Do you think progress in India’s foreign policy with Afghanistan is constrained by its strained relationship with Pakistan? How should India pursue its relations with Afghanistan? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicIssues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein

3) Why was the Inter-State Council (ISC) set-up? Critically discuss its performance and why it needs to be strengthened. (200 Words)


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

4) The 16-member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade talks have hit a hurdle, with India insisting on liberalized visa regime for movement of professionals across borders. Examine why India is insisting on this issue and why other members are opposing it. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Conservation

5) Critically analyse the objectives and provisions of the Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) bill and examine why this Bill is being opposed by some political parties. (200 Words)


TopicEmployment; Effect of liberalization

6) “The biggest failure of economic liberalization has been its inability to provide good jobs in the formal sector.” Discuss. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance;

7) What measures should be taken to prevent misconduct and promote research integrity in science institutions? Examine. (150 Words)

The Hindu