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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 13 June 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 13 June  2016

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Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Role of women

1) Recent trends in appointments to top posts of the world have been encouraging for women. Do you think it’s time for women to lead UN? What are the hurdles women are facing to become UN Secretary General? Discuss the significance of a woman getting elected as Secretary General of UN. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2


Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections

2) Do you think reservation system is benefiting students from backward castes and tribal communities in India? Critically analyse. (200 Words)


TopicStatutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

3) Critically evaluate the performance of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and analyse significance of NGT like institutions for India’s democracy. (200 Words)



TopicIssues relating to poverty and hunger

4) There has been a significant decline in child malnutrition in the country during the last decade. Do you think it’s the result of economic growth? As there is still lots of improvement to be made to reduce malnutrition, can India rely on economic growth to address this issue? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic: Inclusive growth

5) In your opinion, on which factors does the success of payment banks will depend?  Analyse. (200 Words)


Topic: Awareness in S&T; Economic growth & development

6) Do you think recent innovations in technology have lifted standard of living in economies like India? What type of and in which sectors innovations are needed and why? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Investment models

7) Write a critical note on the National Infrastructure Investment Fund (NIIF) and its model of investment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

Topic: Strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; social influence and persuasion

8) You are working as Superintendent of Police in a metro city. Your area is known for its notorious rowdy elements. Office where you work has a long list of history sheeters. You somehow believe that these rowdies can be reformed and brought to mainstream as good citizens. What innovative measures will you take in this regard? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu