Print Friendly, PDF & Email

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 14 July 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 14 July  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

Click on EACH question to post/read  answers.


Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

Topic:Effect of globalization;

1) “Globalisation is not really the devil. If the EU arrangement had been restricted only to free movement of goods, services, capital and funds, it could not have led to any deep resentment.” Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2


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

2) Discuss the significance of recent unanimous ruling of an international tribunal at The Hague that China has no legal basis for much of its claims on the South China Sea. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicStatutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

3) “..the central banks should always act in a predictable way and never surprise the markets.” Do you think there should be predictability in monetary policy? Comment. (200 Words)


TopicParliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these

4) “The state legislature does not function under the Governor. In sum and substance, the Governor just cannot act as the Ombudsman of the state legislature.” In the light of recent controversies involving governor and state legislatures, critically comment on the statement. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


TopicEffect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

5) Critically comment on US government’s visa policy against Indian companies and workers. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism.

6) Is radicalization in Kashmir linked to lack of development? Critically discuss the causes. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

The Hindu

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

7) Examine how will raising the foreign investment cap on print media from the present 26% to 49% affect print media in India. (200 Words)


Topic: Employment

8) Recently the cabinet approved an outlay of Rs.12,000 crore for providing job skills to and certifying 10 million young people over the next four years under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). Examine the objectives of PMKVY and mechanism by which it intends to create skilled jobs. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Attitude

9) “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” Comment. (150 Words)