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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 16 July 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 16 July  2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times

1) The recently excavated, Harappan site, named 4MSR, near Binjor village in Suratgarh district of Rajasthan is believed to be 5,000 years old. Examine the important features and significance of this site.  (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2


 

TopicFunctioning of judiciary; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections

2) Critically examine the role played by Supreme Court in championing the cause of disabled people in India. (200 Words)

EPW

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

3) India is parroting the US line on all disputes in the East China and South China Seas. Do you think this would make India global power? Critically comment. (200 Words)

EPW


General Studies – 3


Topic: Government Budgeting.

4) Recently, the Railway Minister sought to scrap the 92-year-old practice of having a separate budget for Indian Railways. Examine why? Do you support this move? Justify. (200 Words)

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Topic: Economics of animal rearing

5) Over-fishing coupled with pollution and climate change has adversely affected fishermen and their catch. What should India do to address this issue and make fishing sustainable? Also discuss why protein intake is falling despite increase in fish production in India and what needs to be done in this regard. (200 Words)

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Topic: Storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints;

6) Recently, the Maharashtra government decided to promulgate an ordinance to exempt farmers from having to mandatorily sell their fruit and vegetable crop at mandis governed by a 1963 law on marketing farm produce. Is it a right step? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

TopicStorage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology to the aid of farmers

7) “Though e-NAM will improve competitiveness in market through larger participation of buyers and more transparent system of bidding, it should not be considered a panacea for all deficiencies in agricultural markets.” Discuss. (200 Words)

EPW


General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethics in public administration

8) Assuming elected politicians with power would help people who voted them, is it unethical to attract votes by bribing voters? Critically comment. (150 Words)

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