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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 19 January 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 19 January  2016

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General Studies – 1;

TopicFactors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries

1) Discuss the location factors, problems and prospects of aluminium industry in India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 2

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests,

2) Recently, economic sanctions against Iran were lifted following IAEA’s confirmation of Iran fulfilling its obligations under an agreement last summer to limit its nuclear programme. What implications this will have on India? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Business Standard

Business Standard

Business Standard

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

3) “To secure India’s vast and vital interests in the Middle East and to prevent the fires there enveloping the subcontinent, Delhi needs to liberate its policy from narrow domestic political considerations, look beyond oil and diaspora, and embark on a substantive strategic engagement with the region.” Discuss. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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

4) Briefly examine the aims of the  International Solar Alliance (ISA),  the International Renewable Energy Agency, Renewable Energy Policy Network, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership and Global Green Growth Institute. Also examine India’s role in these institutions. (200 Words)

Business Standard

General Studies – 3

Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism

5) “The Maoists’ agenda to keep the tribals away from the advantages of development can be defeated only if the direct action of security forces is supplemented effectively with developmental works.” Do you think this strategy has worked to curb naxalism? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic:Resource mobilization; Economic issues

6) The functioning of debt recovery tribunals (DRTs), created to help financial institutions recover dues speedily without being subjected to the lengthy procedures of usual civil courts, appears to cause more pain than gain for banks. Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Business Standard

Topic:  Industrial policies and their effect

7) Will the Start-up India campaign end up making India the start-up hub of the world? Critically comment. (200 Words)

Livemint

Business Standard

 

General Studies – 4

Topic: Role of educational institutions in inculcating values

8) Should student activism be encouraged in college and university campuses? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

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