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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 12 March 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 12 March  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues

1) Indian women’s games are rarely accorded same recognition and encouragement that’s given to men’s games. How and why should women’s games be popularised? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

2) What do you understand by rights-based discourse in development? Is India following this discourse? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicIndian Constitution- significant provisions and basic structure. 

3) The bans such as women’s entry into temples involve notions and norms which directly clash with ideas of modernity and are also incompatible with rights enshrined in the Constitution. Why do you think, despite functioning judiciary and democratic institutions, such practices continue unabated? How can such practices be stopped? Critically comment. (200 Words)


Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

4) What is an amendment to the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address? Why is it resorted to? Give examples and examine significance of this amendment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicBilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 

5) Discuss the potential, opportunities and nature of relationship between India and Mexico. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic: Environmental pollution

6) What do you understand by the the polluter-pays principle (PPP)? Critically discuss how is this principle interpreted and practiced in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Economics of animal rearing

7) It is said that Aquaculture, along with crop production and dairy and livestock farming, has an important role to play in  ensuring nutrition and food security. Discuss its potential, especially in India. (200 Words)

Down to Earth


General Studies – 4

Topic: Quality of service delivery

8) Service delivery is key to the development of rural regions. Which are the key policy areas that government can address to improve service delivery in rural areas? Discuss. (200 Words)