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

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

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami

1) How tsunamis are caused and which parts of globe are more prone to them? Also examine the technologies used in tsunami early warning system. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 2

Topic:India and its neighborhood- relations

2) What are the  economic and strategic benefits that India will gain by building close ties with Myanmar? Also examine the advantages it has over China in building close relationship with Myanmar. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Indian economy – growth

3) In the light of slowing down of Chinese economy and weakening global prices, some economists argue that the government and RBI should allow Rupee to weaken further. Examine the rationale behind this argument. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Resource mobilization; Inclusive growth

4) Some have proposed that India needs to address increasing inequality by increasing its tax-to-GDP (gross domestic product) ratio.  What do you understand by this? Do you agree with this proposition? Discuss. (200 Words)



Topic: Awareness in computers; IT

5) What do you understand by cognitive computing? Discuss its applications and its significance for India. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Infrastructure

6) Write a critical note on the BharatNet project. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

Topic: Dimensions of ethics

7) In the light of outbreak of Zika, it is argued that governments should lift the ban on dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane or DDT, the most powerful and effective pesticide against mosquitoes. DDT is banned in most countries thanks to its extremely adverse impact on ecology and human health. Is it ethical to lift ban of DDT to fight the possible pandemic of Zika? Critically comment. (200 Words)

Business Standard