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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 26 March 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 26 March  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:- Salient features of Indian society

1) Health and social activists have pointed out that the social ostracism and stigma is even more virulent than the virus when it comes to prejudice and the stigma for people living with HIV (PLHIV). Why does this happen? How can it be addressed? Examine. (200 Words)



Topic: Social empowerment; Poverty and developmental issues

2) A large number of the poor, the Dalits and people from the minority communities are languishing in jail as undertrials because of a property-based bail system and a poor legal aid mechanism. How can speedy dispensation of justice be ensured to these undertrials? Comment. (200 Words)



Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies

3) In less than two decades, new viruses that were thought to have been controlled have re-emerged worldwide. Socially disadvantaged individuals and urban health inequities may help spread such diseases. Discuss how urbanization has contributed to outbreak of these diseases. (200 Words)



General Studies – 2

Topic:Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

4) Why was the International Criminal Court (ICC) established? What are its objectives? Recently it held the former vice president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) guilty of using rape as a weapon of war and is the first time the ICC has convicted someone for sexual crimes. Comment on the significance of this conviction. (200 Words)


TopicIndia and its neighbourhood relations

5) In recent months, there is an increased emphasis on connectivity in South Asia in Indian foreign policy. Why is there an emphasis? It is said that there so much potential for connectivity in South Asia, yet it’s not been realized. Discuss why. (200 Words)


Topic:Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability; Performance of welfare schemes

6) Comment on the objectives and performance of the Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 3

Topic:Effects of liberalization on the economy;

7) India established several independent regulators in sectors like electricity, telecommunications and insurance after economic liberalisation. In the light of complaints against certain regulators in recent days, discuss how these regulators can be effectively scrutinised and oversight by legislative bodies strengthened. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Citizen charters

8) Citizen charters, which are also known as Service charters play an important role in improving public service delivery. Examine the benefits and limitations of the charters. (200 Words)

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