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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 20 February 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 20 February  2016

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General Studies – 1;

TopicIndian geography; Critical changes to geographical features

1) A drought in India is assessed on five parameters. What are these? In 2015, the union government released a comprehensive drought crisis management plan. Critically examine its components and their implementation. (200 Words)



TopicIndian geography; Critical changes to geographical features

2) A recent study has found that the Indian Ocean has been warming at an alarming rate, much faster than the other oceans. Examine why. Also increased warming of the Indian Ocean must translate into increased monsoon rains over South Asia. Why is this not happening? Examine. (200 Words)



TopicIndian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 

3) The fascinating Badami-Chalukya temples belonged to the three principal religious faiths, Brahmanical, Jaina and Buddhist. Examine how these religions are represented in Chalukyan architecture. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic:Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.

4) In the light of recent controversy over the status of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) as a minority institution, do you agree with the argument that setting up minority institution in a secular state is wrong? Critically comment. (200 Words)


TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

5) What are the constraints Indians facing when it comes to accessibility, affordability and availability of medicines. Critically discuss. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Agriculture

6) Education has been a key government policy to drive economic empowerment in rural India.  Do you think better higher education can improve agricultural productivity? Examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic:Human Values – lessons from administrators

7) Which values would you like to see most in today’s administrators? Justify. (150 Words)