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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 22 April 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 22 April  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

TopicPopulation and associated issues; Urbanization – problems and remedies; 

1) Recent violent protests in Bangalore over a Provident Fund rule is said to be a warning that growing disparities must be addressed urgently in major industrial centres. Do you agree? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

TopicGovernment policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

2) Is Delhi government’s decision to stop surge pricing by app-based taxi companies a good decision? Justify. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Business Standard

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

3) Countries that have had the most success in reducing the number of road crash deaths have achieved this by improving legislation, enforcement, and making roads and vehicles safer. Critically examine why has India failed in this regard. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 3

Topic: Economic growth & development

4) Recently, the Union government released an action plan to transform India. Analyse the objectives and the means it strives to adopt to transform India. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices

5) Should government introduce Direct benefit transfer (DBT) in the Minimum Support Prices operations? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

The Indian Express

Topic: Resource mobilization;

6) What are the objectives of Priority Sector Lending (PSL)? Recently, RBI permitted the issue and trading of PSL certificates. Discuss the significance of this initiative for PSL. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 4

Topic: Work culture

7) According to the World Happiness Report which ranked 156 countries, India was at the 118th spot – one below last year’s ranking. How can government ensure that public servants stay happy in their workplace? If you are posted as District Collector, what measures will you take to ensure workers are happy? (200 Words)

Business Standard