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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 11 February 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 11 February  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:Role of women; Social empowerment

1) Data suggests that economic liberalization has been less kind to women who seek jobs in the blue-collar world. Examine why and discuss how Make in India can help improve women work participation rate. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 2

Topic:Functioning of the Judiciary

2) Over the years the scope of the public interest litigation (PIL) has expanded to include matters that affect collective rights. Criticas argue that the scope of PIL should be limited to its original constituents. Critically examine how PIL has increased its scope, the issues this has given rise to and the need for limiting it to its original constituents. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

TopicRTI; Issues relating to poverty; Governance

3) In the light of recent controversy over Free Basics, it is argued that the efforts to improve the access of poor people to knowledge need to be directly targeted to poor groups, rather than relying on prevailing processes of knowledge diffusion, which may simply reflect, and reinforce, existing inequities. Do you agree with this argument? Substantiate. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic: Economic growth & development; Security issues

4) What do you understand by blue economy? It is said that there are immense possibilities of blue economy for the development of India. Examine the opportunities and challenges. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

TopicEconomic growth; Resource mobilization

5) Discuss the the policy tools and the mechanics through which monetary policy actions are transmitted to the real economy by a central bank. In your opinion, which should be the primary objective of monetary policy—price stability, employment or financial stability? Substantiate. (200 Words)


Topic:Security challenges and their management in border areas;

6) Critically discuss the origin of Siachen dispute and the strategic advantage of Siachen to India. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic:Ethics in governance; Ethical dimensions

7) Do you consider reservations or affirmative action as ethical imperative on the part of government and society? Substantiate with examples. (200 Words)

The Indian Express