Print Friendly, PDF & Email

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 February 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 February  2016

Archives – Secure 2015

Archives – Secure 2016

Click on EACH question to post/read  answers.

General Studies – 1;

TopicSocial empowerment

1) In India, discrimination against Dalits is rising despite stronger laws. In your opinion, to end this discrimination, mainly whose attitude should change and why? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

TopicArt and culture

2) The union government is trying to revive Sanskrit through certain policies. Also there is vocal support to revive Sanskrit to preserve ancient culture and wisdom. Do you support government’s intervention in this regard? Does Sanskrit needs preservation? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2

TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations

3) Whenever Nepal’s domestic politics gets polarised, India gets blamed for interfering in Nepal’s internal affairs and anti-Indianism rises. Does India deserve this treatment by Nepal’s leadership and public? How should India restore goodwill with Nepal? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

4) Last year, the Supreme Court’s described India’s drug pricing policy as irrational and unreasonable.  Discuss why. (200 Words)



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

5) Recently, forest rights of tribals over their traditional lands in Ghatbarra village of Surguja district were taken away by the Chhattisgarh government to facilitate coal mining there. Do you support this policy? In the light of provisions of Forest Rights Act, critically comment. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 3

Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies

6) It is found that slashing fertilizer subsidy altogether could save the government over Rs 1 lakh crore a year. Is it possible to remove fertilizer subsidy completely? Should it be removed? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic:Challenges of corruption

7) Do you think anti – corruption legislations, civic mobilization and vigilant enforcement can end corruption in India? Critically comment. (150 Words)