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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 25 May 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 25 May  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) “Metropolitan regions in India are being generated by default through economic forces, and not by design through supportive government policies.” Elaborate the statement and examine the consequences of urbanization that is driven by economic forces alone. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2

TopicFunctions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure,

2) India’s record in conducting fair and free elections is exemplary. Critically comment on the non-electoral performance of India’s democracy. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations

3) Examine the objectives of recently signed Chabahar agreement between India and Iran. Discuss the significance of this agreement for India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Business Standard

The Hindu


TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations

4) Should India be a part of the reconciliation process with the Taliban in Afghanistan peace process? At present what should be India’s role in Afghanistan? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

5) “Every investment in combating non-communicable diseases is a means of promoting development.” Elaborate the statements and discuss the threats of non-communicable diseases to economy and measures needed to be taken to address these threats. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy

6) 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of economic liberalization in India. Critically analyse if 1991 economic reforms have enabled India to become global economic power.  (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Issues relating to intellectual property rights.

7) “India’s first IPR policy trots out the worn western fairy tale that more IP means innovation, and encourages the pointless privatisation of indigenous knowledge.” Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Moral thinkers

8) “Without civic morality communities perish; without personal morality their survival has no value.” Discuss the meaning of the quote and its relevance to modern world. (200 Words)