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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 23 January 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 23 January  2016

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General Studies – 1;

TopicCritical changes to geographical features

1) According to “The First Global Integrated Marine Assessment” carried out under the United Nations , cumulative impacts of human activities have pushed the oceans’ carrying capacity almost to its limit. Discuss the magnitude and how various human activities are affecting oceans. (200 Words)

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Topic: World Geography

2) Briefly explain the theory of Plate Tectonics and examine why its importance to geology has been compared to that of Newton’s laws in physics. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2

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

3) “Across the world, prisons are increasingly used as instruments of social control. With its huge undertrial population in jails, India is headed in the same direction.” Do you agree? Critically comment on the issue of undertrials in India and suggest what needs to be done to address this issue. (200 Words)

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

4) It is imperative that the data coming out of NFHS-4 lead to the charting of a new policy course that makes access to nutrition and health a right for all. In this regard, what needs to be done? Discuss. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 3

TopicEnergy

5) Why solar tariffs are falling and what they mean for India’s renewable energy sector? Discuss. (200 Words)

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Topic: Agriculture

6) It is said that to combat droughts, Agriculture should be revived with a different approach to water, soil, crops and research.  Discuss which alternative model of agricultural development is required in this regard. (200 Words)

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Topic: Security challenges and their management

7) Is the post-independence Indian state an inheritor of the strategic legacy of the pre-1947 state? To what extent does it adopt as its own the strategic positions of the pre-1947 state? Does it need a new security doctrine? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

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TopicConservation

8) Analyse the provisions of National Mission for a Green India proposal and their likely impact on current forest use practice. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 4

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 

9) “In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.” Discuss the meaning of this quote with suitable examples. (200 Words)

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