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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 02 June 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 02 June  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)

1) Once impoverished city of Guiyang, the provincial capital of the southwestern Guizhou province — well known in history for its role during Mao Zedong’s Long March — is now fast emerging as one of the most prominent landmarks in China’s cyberspace. What are the reasons. Does its growth benefit India?  Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

Topic: India and its neighbours

2) Recently, a new Maldivian multi-party opposition platform was launched in London to fight for the restoration of democracy in Maldives. Should India support this platform? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity

3) It is said that the best democracies minimize oligarchic tendencies. Has India minimized it? What are the causes of increasing oligarchy in politics in countries like India? Discuss. (200 Words)



Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

4) Do you think the recent nuclear deal between Iran and world powers will encourage Arab nations to pursue nuclear ambitions? Should India be worried? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

5) India and USA are negotiating signing of bilateral investment treaty (BIT) between them for many years. Compare the features of their model BIT provisions and examine the issues that are stalling signing of BIT between them. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora 

6) Critically comment on Germany’s refugee integration process and its impact on EU. Also examine how it will affect Indians.  (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic: Economics of animal rearing

7) In recent years, the Asia-Pacific region has overtaken Europe as the world’s largest milk producer, with India alone producing one in every five glasses of milk. How can India make it a viable business? Also examine why increasing milk production should be government’s priority. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics

8) “Freedom of speech is not only the freedom to say things others like, but also to say things that might offend others.” Do you agree? Critically comment. (150 Words)