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

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

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General Studies – 1;

TopicWorld geography; Critical changes to geographical features

1) “An emissions-reduction approach to fighting global warming is not enough. Alternative solutions involving climate engineering might have to be deployed sooner than we think.” What do you understand by climate engineering efforts? How can it act as alternative to emission-reduction approach to fight global warming? Explain. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: World geography; Critical changes to geographical features

2) What is floodplain? What is its ecological significance? Floodplains of some of India’s rivers are said to be under severe pressure from various anthropogenic activities. Examine these activities and their impact on floodplains. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 2

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

3) Recently the US went ahead with the sale of eight F-16s to Pakistan and has notified the US Congress under its Arms Export Control Act about the same. What are India’s concerns in this regard? Do you think US continues to treat Pakistan as the linchpin of its security strategy in South Asia? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential

4) It is said that the current Aadhaar Bill in Parliament is an important infrastructure to enable government to go paperless, presence-less and cashless.  Examine how. Also discuss other advantages of the Bill. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

TopicGovernment policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

5) The researchers have found that there exists strong negative correlation between government regulation and social capital.  Examine how can Indian government regulate less and help grow social capital in India. Also examine the importance of social capital for good economic growth. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

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

6) Compare and contrast the nature of diplomacy practised by India and USA vis a vis managing issues such as South China Sea dispute and other global issues. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act. 

7) Section 8 of the Representation of the People Act deals with disqualification on conviction for certain offences. What are these offences? It is said that the Supreme Court is tightening its grip on corruption in politics by passing various judgements vis a vis disqualification of legislators charged in corruption cases. Discuss these judgements. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security

8) Discuss the security challenges faced by India’s cyberspace, its vulnerabilities and measures needed to upgrade India’s cyber and digital capabilities to match global standards. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Business Standard


General Studies – 4

Topic: Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values

9) Do you think can government also play a role in inculcating values in children? Discuss how. (150 Words)

General