[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 25 May 2016

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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 25 May  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) “Metropolitan regions in India are being generated by default through economic forces, and not by design through supportive government policies.” Elaborate the statement and examine the consequences of urbanization that is driven by economic forces alone. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2

TopicFunctions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure,

2) India’s record in conducting fair and free elections is exemplary. Critically comment on the non-electoral performance of India’s democracy. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations

3) Examine the objectives of recently signed Chabahar agreement between India and Iran. Discuss the significance of this agreement for India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Business Standard

The Hindu


TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations

4) Should India be a part of the reconciliation process with the Taliban in Afghanistan peace process? At present what should be India’s role in Afghanistan? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

5) “Every investment in combating non-communicable diseases is a means of promoting development.” Elaborate the statements and discuss the threats of non-communicable diseases to economy and measures needed to be taken to address these threats. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy

6) 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of economic liberalization in India. Critically analyse if 1991 economic reforms have enabled India to become global economic power.  (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Issues relating to intellectual property rights.

7) “India’s first IPR policy trots out the worn western fairy tale that more IP means innovation, and encourages the pointless privatisation of indigenous knowledge.” Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Moral thinkers

8) “Without civic morality communities perish; without personal morality their survival has no value.” Discuss the meaning of the quote and its relevance to modern world. (200 Words)


  • good morning guys, THANK YOU SIR (:

  • thank you sir ji!

  • Amrita

    Good Morning Friends.
    Solve the following questions.

    1) Original Rock Metamorphic rock
    1. Sandstone Schist
    2.Limestone Marble
    3. Granite Gneiss
    which of the above are correctly matched?
    1) 1,2 and 3 2) Only 1 3) 2 and 3 4) 1 and 2

    2)With reference to Anti-Dumping duty consider the following statements and choose the correct answer.
    1)It is a tariff that domestic govt imposes on foreign imports.
    11)In India it is recommended by the Union Ministry of commerce, while the Union Finance ministry imposes it.
    1) 1 only 2) 2 only 3) Both 4) None

    3)Cave, arch, stack and stump are landforms formed by the action of which of the following?
    A)Glaciers b)Winds c)Waves d)River water

    • Shiva Kumar

      1)a . 3)d

      • Amrita


    • Harmony

      1) 3(original should be igneous )
      2) 3Both
      3 c-waves

      • Amrita


    • Bhavika


      • Amrita


        • Bhavika

          Oh for the first time!! Thnx

    • lokesh


      • Amrita


    • Soul Surfer


      • Amrita

        Correct. .

    • Pushplata Yadav

      1 3 sandstone will change to quartz
      2 3
      3 c

      • Amrita


    • bob simpson

      ist option in question 2 cant be taken for granted..its not a tariff simply imposed by domestic govt on foreign imports,but for low priced products below fair market value,,,option is incomplete…we have many tariffs otherwise wch domestic govt imoses on foreign imports like import duty or special safeguard duty etc//

      • Amrita

        Hey I too felt the same.
        But, this is a past year UPSC Question.

        • bob simpson


    • nucleus


  • satyajit

    Dear insight good morning and thanks for effort

    Dear team is there any plan to start pre 2016 program like last which are start in may 2015

  • Narendra Modi

    Hi fellow INSIGHTIANS, a few days ago ASPIRANT has shared the mindmaps compilation for April. Can anyone please provide me the link for that, I am unable to find it.
    Please help!!!!

  • Keshav Singh

    good morning….

  • Jaya Swatantra

    Whatever we read it must add value to our personality………… Good morning every one and thanks Insights team for your efforts.. it inspires us to study more creatively each day… 🙂

    • Pankaj Nimbolkar

      Not only add value to our personality but also express in personality.

      Means. A Diplomat Personality.

  • Good morning sir and friends. 🙂
    I wrote a post on Gandhi’s idea of non-violence. I have quoted him a lot. If you find time, have a look. 🙂 Suggestions are always welcome.

    Here’s the link => https://beyondgoodnevil.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/gandhi-on-non-violence/

    Thanks 🙂

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    Goodmorning @insightsonindia:disqus Community..

  • phoenix

    Thank You Insights….

  • Nandu

    Thank you sirji…

  • Pankaj Nimbolkar

    Thank you sir

  • channe v

    hello friends..
    can anybody upload vision IAS 2016 papers..earlier i downloaded from this platform..

  • G.

    Hey can anyOne tell me … Among the red green and blue algae found in water which among them is most likely to be found in the deepest seas? And why?


      red…as it doesn’t require light for photosynthesis…guess work….i don’t know the real reason but red algae is correct

  • KAutilYA

    Thank you so much sir…???

  • Shubham Sable

    which class icsc environment book we have to read for test

  • Piyush Gupta
  • Rakshit Joshi

    Why are they not updating questions?