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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 29 July 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 29 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) What do you understand by rainfall variability. Recently researchers found a decrease in spatial variability of mean monsoon rainfall over major river basins in India. Discuss the significance of this study and importance of rainfall variability for India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections

2) Critically analyse recent amendments made to India’s child labour law. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

TopicParliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.

3) “The concept of private members’ bill is central to a deliberative democracy.” Discuss in the Indian context. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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

4) Examine why bilateral investment treaty (BIT) between India and the US is not yet signed despite both countries’ interest in it.  (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

5) Indus OS is now India’s second-most popular smartphone platform, behind Alphabet’s Android. Write a note on the significance of this software for India. (200 Words)


TopicResource mobilization; Conservation; Infrastructure – energy

6)  What are green bonds? Examine how they can finance India’s ambitious renewable energy projects. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Challenges of corruption

7) Do you think making compulsory disclosure of assets by public servants tackle corruption? Also examine ethical issues involved in making disclosure of assets compulsory. (150 Words)

The Hindu