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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 03 August 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 03 August  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) Examine the importance of stormwater drainage to a city. Do you think Indian cities have adequate stormwater drainage facilities? Examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation; Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections

2) Recently, Parliament passed the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2015. Discuss the objectives and provisions of the Bill. Do you think this Bill would benefit weaker sections of the society?


General Studies – 3


Topic: Resource mobilization

3) Discuss how GST differs from the current regimes, how it will work, and what will happen if Parliament clears the Bill. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Employment

4) Financing technical vocational education and training (VET) is costlier than general education due to its technical nature. What are the challenges of imparting VET in India? Analyse the sources from where finances can be mobilized to finance VET.

The Hindu

Topic: Conservation

5) Critically examine the challenges and dilemmas facing India in conserving tiger population in its forests. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicResource mobilization

6) Policymakers have long been frustrated by the fact that Indian household savings are disproportionately directed towards unproductive assets such as gold, rather than channelled into formal financial markets. Examine why household savings should be channelled into formal financial markets. What measures has government taken in this regard?

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in human actions

7) Do you think a woman should have the right to seek abortion at any time she pleases? Should the state have a say in an intimate matter of what a woman wants to do with the foetus? What are the ethical issues involved? Critically analyse. (250 Words)

The Hindu

The Indian Express