[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 04 June 2016

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 04 June  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

Click on EACH question to post/read  answers.


Prelims Revision Quiz – 1

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Changes in critical geographical features

1) Discuss the significance of the normal monsoon rains for monetary policy in India. In your opinion, how good rains should be used to recharge groundwater through policy means? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2


Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

2) Should New Delhi’s engagement be limited to infrastructure development in Afghanistan? Substantiate. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

3) Recently, the Supreme Court directed the Gujarat government to immediately pay an amount of ₹3 lakh each to the next of kin of 238 workers who died after contracting silicosis. Discuss the significance of this directive. (200 Words)


TopicWelfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes;

4) A decade after coming into force, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act is suffering from a decline in employment, budget caps, delays in wage payments and rampant violations of workers’ entitlements. Examine the reasons. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy

5) Should we blame financial liberalisation for the present crisis faced by banks in India? To address the crisis, what needs to be done? Critically comment. (200 Words)



Topic: Resource mobilization

6) “India Posts Payment Bank will be a game changer for rural and suburban India.” Do you agree? Comment. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: EThics in human actions

7) Recently, a gorilla was shot dead in an US zoo for holding a four year old child in its arms. Critically comment on the ethical issues this episode has given rise to. (150 Words)



    Good morning sir. Thanks sir, u considered my request of early posting of secure questions. If possible, please maintain same time or at 0630h. Thanks a lot

    • Pankaj Nimbolkar


      • ESWAR

        Good morning brother. How is preparation going on? All the best dear

        • Pankaj Nimbolkar

          Now good.

          Thank you for asking.

          & ur study ???

          • ESWAR

            Now I am on leave for next 18 days so hope I can do miracle. Trying to meet targets as set by vinay sir

            • Pankaj Nimbolkar

              That’s good.

              Same situation.

              Only 10 leaves in my hand now.

              BDW, what u do ?


    All the best to dear friends and followers of insights

  • Night_Lites

    Thank u Insights…!! 🙂 Love u..!!

  • Pankaj Nimbolkar

    Thank you sir :

  • Sparrow

    thank u insight

  • Morning guys! 🙂

    • Pankaj Nimbolkar

      Inspiration dose @ morning

    • KAutilYA

      Nice quote…gm..???

    • Ankit

      Count me in the latter category 🙂

    • DANISH

      Thanx simran,, for such a confident thought

  • KAutilYA

    Thank you so much INsight Team…??

    Good Morning to All INSIGHTians..?

    “” Dreams , Dreams and Dreams…

    What would be we without them..???

    What would be do without them…???

    The Ultimate Question is not just about having your Dreams…

    It is about what you are going to do about them…”” – ROBERT ERSOLT.

  • phoenix

    Thank you Insights…..

  • Gardaa

    The Hindu is gone crazy with non relevant exam stuff these days. your thoughts?

    • Ambarish

      Yes… you are correct. Their editorial has become a mouthpiece for the left. It indulges more in BJP bashing instead of providing real news which it used to earlier. Try using it as a secondary news source. You can switch to Indian Express which has become much better compared to what it used to be a couple of years ago

      • Gardaa


    • Anwar

      Don’t worry, just ignore all these articles. Whenever I see any article for or against any party, I dont read it. Remember, The Hindu or for that matter any other Newspaper is not solely for upsc aspirants….

  • Nandu

    Thank you Insights

  • ydovfall

    My headache and EPW are bad combo.

  • Sanchi

    goodmorning fds….im not able to write more than 4 answers in 2 hrs ( reading article , scrutinising points and framing answers)…plz gve ur valuable inputs so as to increase my writting speed here

    • Valar morghulis

      u are doing good.

    • Ashish Agrawal

      Don’t wry.. With regular practice it will come down..
      One suggestion..
      Write whatever u know even 50-100 words answer of all secure/hot ques without looking at related articles.. Will take hardly 45 min to 1 hr.. will boost ur confidence..

      • Sanchi


    • Scorpion King

      Gud luck Sanchi

  • rose


  • GODDAMN Batman!!

    Sharing the PDF version of the H.O.T. Questions posted by @amritaosho:disqus the other day
    Link for PDF Version (with few minor edits and formatting): https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6-XLZwz9vrcTkRxcnl5Y052aHM
    Sorry for not uploading it earlier.

    For the Word version please visit: http://www.insightsonindia.com/2016/06/03/insights-secure-2016-upsc-mains-questions-current-events-03-june-2016/#comment-2709661223
    Kudos to @amritaosho:disqus for the humongous efforts she has put in for us all.

    • GODDAMN Batman!!


  • sai

    thankyou insights