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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 31 March 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 31 March  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: World history

1) Why did holocaust take place? Examine the difference between anti-Zionism and anti – semitism. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

Topic:Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.

2) “However good a Constitution may be, if those who are implementing it are not good, it will prove to be bad.” In the light of recent events, critically comment on the importance of constitutional functionaries and institutions in implementing the Constitution in letter and spirit. (200 Words)


TopicStructure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government;

3) Discuss the significance of verdict of the Supreme Court in the S.R. Bommai v. Union of India case for Indian polity. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

4) Discuss the objectives and significance of the new National Health Protection Scheme. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3

Topic: Environmental pollution

5) Why E-waste problem is an important issue for India? In your opinion, who has to pay for the safe disposal of e-waste? Justify why. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic:Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth

6) How will new FDI norms for e-commerce entities running online marketplaces will affect consumers and e-commerce companies? Examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard

The Hindu

Business Standard

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in public administration

7) When you become an IAS officer, how much importance will you give to compassion in public administration? Also discuss importance of involving citizens in public administration. (200 Words)



Topic; Role of educational institutions in inculcating values

8) In your opinion, what should be the aim of education? One thinker has said that democracy should be an ethical ideal and not merely a political arrangement. Also examine how education can contribute towards creating such a democracy. (200 Words)