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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 21 July 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 21 July  2016

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Prelims Revision Tests

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Role of women; SOcial empowerment

1) It is found that the JAM trinity is empowering women in India across states. Examine how. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 2

Topic:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

2) Recently, the Union government added coronary stents to the national list of essential medicines (NLEM) 2015, effectively bringing them under price control. Examine the impact of this decision on various stakeholders. (200 Words)


TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations

3) A recent study shows that informal trade between India and Pakistan is almost twice the value of formal trade between the two countries. What do you understand by informal trade? What drives it and why does it thrive? Examine. (200 Words)



Topic: Powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 

4) It is said that the recent Arunachal Pradesh judgment on Governor’s role contains some troubling reasoning that has potential consequences for the future of government- judiciary relations in India. Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Prevention of money laundering

5) Recently the Union cabinet approved the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2015. Discuss the provisions and importance of the Bill. (200 Words)


TopicEconomic growth

6) Compared to previous policy, critically examine how the setting up of monetary policy committee (MPC) might affect monetary policy in India. (200 Words)



Topic: Employment; changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

7) It has been reiterated time and again that the stringent labour laws and the cumbersome nature of compliance with labour regulations and norms act as a barrier to growth of the manufacturing sector. In the light of new textile policy, examine what reforms are needed to maximise gainful employment in this sector. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;

8) As a civil servant, considering features of Indian society where atrocities against dalits is not uncommon, what measures would you like to take to prevent such atrocities? Comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu