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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 26 July 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 26 July  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

TopicPoverty and developmental issues

1) Examine the impact of economic reforms on poverty and inequality in India. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

TopicIssues relating to poverty and hunger

2) How did economic reforms change the average Indian’s diet? Discuss. (200 Words)


TopicImportant aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

3) It is argued that the true age of the middleman dawned in the wake of India’s economic reforms in the early 1990s. Do you agree? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Effect of liberalization

4) “The 1991 reforms has created a state that has become exclusively concerned with the interests of globalised capital, and the domestic corporate-financial oligarchy aligned with it.” Do you agree? What’s the effect of reforms on agriculture and farmers? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Indian economy – growth and development

5) What should be the goals of monetary policy? Should inflation targeting be the main policy in India? In the light of Urjit Patel committee report, critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas;

6) Some security experts argue that abrupt discontinuance of pellets has serious implications for the effectiveness of law enforcement in handling mobs. Do you agree? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Awareness in the fields of robotics

7) How will the arrival of robots impact developing countries? Examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical issues in international relations

8) Is there good terrorism and bad terrorism? What are the ethical issues involved in making such distinction? Comment. (150 Words)

The Hindustan Times