[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 07 June 2016

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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 07 June  2016

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Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography 

1) Briefly discuss the causes of origin of the south west monsoon. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 2


Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

2) It is said that one of the reasons for the poor performance of India’s numerous laws, aside from design issues, capacity constraints and corruption, is the near-complete absence of post legislative scrutiny or review of the laws. Examine why instituting a culture of post-legislative reviews is good for India and how it can be done. (200 Words)


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

3) Recently Swiss voters rejected the proposal to introduce a guaranteed basic income for everyone living in the country, irrespective of employment status or social contribution. Should such basic income be introduced in India? Comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests .

4) Do you think it’s time for India to seriously act on the conception of Indo – Pacific idea? Examine India’s geopolitical interests in Indo-Pacific region and the significance of Indo-Pacific idea for India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy; Indian economy – growth and development

5) While the world’s Internet growth rate is 9% year on year, India’s is 43%. Examine how India can capitalise on this digital advantage and the challenges it faces. (200 Words)



Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy

6) Is there a need for regulating Credit rating agencies (CRAs) in India? Examine. (200 Words)


Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy

7) It is a fact that the sourcing norm has inhibited FDI inflow into India. Should government drop the sourcing condition altogether? Also analyse the status of retail FDI in India.  (200 Words)

The Hindu

Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic:Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems;

8) You are working as Deputy Superintendent of Police in a sub-division where powerful politicians are controlling various illegal activities such as illegal alcohol distribution, sand mining etc. Being a strict and honest officer, you have tried your best to curb illegal activities. However, politicians in the region who have influence and money, have tried to intimidate you in the past. Some have spread rumours about you. Some have files false cases against you. Recently, a local politician organized a protest against you where hundreds of people brought from surrounding regions shouted against you demanding your transfer. Moreover, your senior officers are not lending any support to you. You have reached a point where you are thinking that it’s impossible to administer by strictly following rulebooks.

Following are your options:

  1. Resign from the job and go back to your native
  2. Resign and join politics to clean the system
  3. Continue in the job being dumb and deaf to all allegations and protests against you
  4. Seek transfer to another place

Analyse the merits and demerits of each of the above options and suggest any other best course of action (justify giving reasons). (250 Words)

The Hindu

  • .good morning guys, THANK YOU SIR (:

  • phoenix

    Good morning Guys….
    Thank you Sir…..

  • Swapnil07

    please sir, start to upload secure initiative synopsis regularly……

  • One punch man

    good morning everybody!! thank you sir 😀

  • modiji

    Good morning

  • GODDAMN Batman!!

    Goodmorning & Thank you @InsightsOnIndia:disqus Community…
    Bringing together two iconic, haunting photographs from decades apart.
    Still the same.. :/

    • ydovfall

      did you draw it ?? Nice one

      • GODDAMN Batman!!

        O bhainss!!
        Not at all Buddy…
        Can’t even draw a straight line with a scale..
        Let alone such skilled art..

  • Nandu

    Thank you sir…..have a beautiful day friendsss…..

  • Mahi

    Mrng everyone

  • suchak

    HELP !
    Please provide me List of the Marine National parks .

  • rose


  • ajay

    thanx sir for the questions:) and pls update synopsis secure its only till 27th may ,helps a lot in revision

    • Scorpion King

      @insights ….plz synopsis…

      DID insights stop synopsis ???

  • KAutilYA

    Thank you so much sir…????

  • Ola

    1. Resign from the job and go back to your native
    # Resigning from the job is the easiest option that DSP has, he has taken the job which has hopes of lakhs of peoples he serving, they all are in no condition to get out this condition leaving them in despair is not only unethical but inhumane.
    # It is just a situation which will pass by thus don’t personalise it with yourself, just do your duty. It is not always possible to do what is required due to certain limitation therefore just do whatever possible.
    # Going back to your native will create another situation where you a similar dilemma may arise, for far will you run, thus fight.
    2). Resign and join politics to clean the system
    # Join politics is completely personnel perspective, where interest is pre-requiste. If DSP has such inclination and waiting for correct time he should take the jump. Otherwise, DSP should stay on and try to overcome the situation patiently by following the standard procedure.

    3). Continue in the job being dumb and deaf to all allegations and protests against you
    # Continue till they are in limits, if DSP is felling relentless pressure and unable to avid the situation he should approach any of his friends who are advocates or active NGO working for governance and ask them to file PIL in respective high court without his reference. Court orders will put the issue under limelight of media and centre government forcing the state government to act. Similar step was taken in Mathura, where DM was unable to take action against encroacher due to political pressure, after high court order action was taken and land evacuated sadly it also led to loss of 23 lives including to police officers.

    4) Seek transfer to another place
    # Running away from the situation will only procrastinate you to take decision in life, such situation can arise anywhere thus doing your duty with wisdom and provide solution is the only option.

  • Rural india

    th u