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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 27 July 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 27 July  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

TopicModern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues

1) Critically analyse the working of democracy in India since independence. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

2) Do you support the call for creation of ‘akhand Bharat’ or the unification of India and Pakistan even with force? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health; e-Governance

3) Examine how Aadhaar can be used to overhaul the healthcare sector in India. (200 Words)


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

4) Discuss the objectives and achievements of the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) programme. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Resource mobilization

5) It is argued that the roll-out of a nationwide GST also raises some concerns, which need to be acknowledged and resolved in due course of time. What are these concerns? Analyse. (200 Words)


Topic: Indian economy – growth and development

6) Despite faster growth, India still ranks low in the Human Development Index even though the country is classified as a medium human development country. In your opinion, should government focus more on liberalizing markets? What should be the focus of economic reforms? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicAwareness in biotechnology

7) Write a note on anti-ageing technologies and the issues associated with them. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical issues in international relations

8) Should India continue to keep its peacekeeping forces in foreign countries, especially in Africa? What are the issues involved? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu