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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 01 August 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 01 August  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Effects of globalization

1) What do you understand by globalism? Do you think it’s threatened by latest developments taking place around the world? Examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests,

2) “China’s contribution to global recovery since the crisis of 2007-08 has been significant. Its faltering, or falling prey to adventurist action in the South China Sea, will not be good for itself, the region, or the world, including India.” Elaborate. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

3) Write a note on the United Nations Organisation Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and its relevance to today’s India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3

Topic: Cropping pattern

4) Examine why prices of pulses in India has gone high in recent years. What measures has the government taken to curb the surging prices of pulses? Comment on these measures. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy,

5) Discuss how the petroleum sector in India has been reformed since 1991 reforms. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Infrastructure

6) It is reported that the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) building highways at a record 19-20km a day. Examine the reasons behind this record and discuss their significance for infrastructure sector in India. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Moral thinkers

7) “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Discuss the significance of this quote to a public servant. (150 Words)