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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 29 June 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 29 June  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) “The Smart Cities Mission not only prioritises parts of a city over the whole but also truncates the role of local city governments.” Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


TopicEffect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests

2) Recently, India was admitted to the Missile Technology Control Regime. Discuss its significance for India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicStructure, organization and functioning of the Ministries and Departments of the Government;

3) Is there a need for separate ministry of Panchayati Raj or should it be made as department in the rural development ministry? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries 

4) “In democracies, the majority principle is workable, but it is morally unjustified because it violates the right of minorities to secure ‘voice’ in decision-making.” In the light of recent Brexit referendum, critically comment on the statement. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

5) The issue of poaching by Indian trawlers in Sri Lankan waters and certain actions taken by Sri Lankan authorities against Indian fishermen is yet to be resolved.  Critically examine why this issue is unresolved and what necessary steps should be taken by both governments to address this issue. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources,

6) What do you understand by inflation targeting (IT)? It is argued that bringing changes in monetary policy transmission, through financial market reforms will reform inflation targeting. Discuss why. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic:Challenges of corruption

7) In the light of China’s massive drive against corruption, some critics have argued that bribes and favours have historically served as the grease in the wheels of China’s growth. Do you agree? Critically comment. (150 Words)