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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 14 May 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 14 May  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society

1) “The 20th century brand of socialism, following the Bolshevik victory as the prototype of socialisms, has nothing to do with socialism as envisaged by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.” Discuss how different is prevailing socialism from that of Marx’s socialism. (200 Words)



General Studies – 2

TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations.

2) How should Sri Lanka prevent the resurgence of political violence after the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam’s (LTTE) defeat? What’s India’s role in it? Discuss. (200 Words)


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

3) What are the key features of the draft National Health Policy 2015? Do you think it should be finalized and tabled in Parliament?  Comment. (200 Words)



General Studies – 3

Topic: Disaster management; Infrastructure

4) “The recent disasters such as collapse of flyover in Kolkata, Chennai floods and many such incidents indicate the steady and continuing decline of the civil engineering profession in India, and this decline has its roots in policies mandated by the Comptroller and Auditor General in regard to the procurement of consultancy services.” Examine. (200 Words)


Topic: Prevention of money laundering

5) Write a note on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development’s (OECD) base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) initiative  and its importance for India. (200 Words)


Topic: Issues related to IPR

6) Recently, the union Cabinet approved the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy to foster and channelise creativity and innovation in the country. Discuss its salient features and significance. (200 Words)

Down to Earth

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic: Moral and political attitudes;

7) “The Supreme Court verdict upholding the provisions of the Indian Penal Code that make defamation a criminal offence is retrograde and out of tune with the times.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

 The Hindu