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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 27 May 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 27 May  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) How does Census differentiate between rural and urban regions? Discuss the challenges faced in governing rural regions that are contiguous to urban areas and that are affected by urbanization process. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2

TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations

2) Do you think the elements of the 2003 New Delhi Declaration between India and Iran are still relevant today? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,

3) Since 2008, concerns have been growing globally about resistance against antibiotics in bacteria and other disease-causing pathogens. How is India affected by antibiotic resistance? What strategy is needed to fight it? Examine. (200 Words)

Business Standard

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

4) Analyse the factors that have impacted the pace of development of Indo-EU relations and suggest solutions to overcome the habitual pause in their relationship. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Conservation.

5) The Union environment ministry has recently proposed to overhaul the regulations which identify and protect wetlands under the Environment Protection Act (EPA).  Comment on the contents of this notification. (200 Words)

Business Standard


TopicEffects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth

6) Should government drop the local sourcing clause in its entirety for all proposals of foreign investment in single-brand retail? Justify. (200 Words)

Business Standard


Topic: Biotechnology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. 

7) Should GM seed prices be controlled by the government? Critically comment. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values

8) Love marriage in India is seen as taboo and sections of India society punishes such individuals for their adventurism. In your opinion, does love marriage violate values ? How should Indian society conduct itself in this matter? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu