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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 09 July 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 09 July  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

TopicCommunalism; Salient features of Indian society; 

1) In Kerala’s Muslim-dominated Kozhikode and Malappuram districts  many children are dying of diphtheria. Examine why. What should government do to address this issue? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Salient features of Indian society

2) So far, the attempt to curb spitting at public place is limited to the enactment of laws against it and this has proved to be ineffective. Why spitting in public places need to be banned? What strategies should be adopted? Examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2


Topicmechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections

3) Was India right in its recent abstention on the UNHRC resolution creating a post of an independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity? Also critically comment on the Supreme Court’s verdict in Suresh Kumar Koushal v. Naz Foundation case. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicIssues relating to poverty and hunger

4) Despite the implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) 2013, serious food insecurities remain in many Indian states. Examine why and suggest how this situation can be improved. (200 Words)



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

5) Critically analyse the costs and benefits of Indo-US relations. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT

6) What do you understand by Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)? It is said that SaaS market in India is huge. Examine why. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic: Moral thinkers and leaders

7) “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” Examine relevance of this quote for a civil servant. (150 Words)