[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 22 July 2016
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies
1) Suggest sustainable solutions to bring cleanliness to Indian cities. (200 Words)
Topic: changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
2) The latest initiative coming from the Haryana government is a plan to revive the Saraswati river by releasing water into what the government believes is the river’s channel. Do you support such initiative? Justify. (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora
3) There are approximately 7.3 million Indians in West Asia. What are the challenges that India face in evacuating affected diaspora from conflict zones in West Asia? How can it overcome these challenges? Examine. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Economic growth; Prevention of money laundering
4) According to a December 2015 report by Global Financial Integrity (GFI), fraudulent misinvoicing of trade transactions was revealed to be the largest component of illicit financial flows (IFF) from developing countries, What do you understand by trade misinvoicing and how does it affect developing countries? Examine. (200 Words)
Topic: Prevention of money laundering
5) “The best way to eliminate black money is to become a cashless country.” Comment. (200 Words)
Topic:Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism
6) Should Punjab’s drug problem be considered as a national security issue? Substantiate. (200 Words)
Topic: Disaster and disaster management
7) Considering its vast geographical diversity, in your opinion, how should India formulate adaptation strategies to global warming? Discuss. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
8) “Good education alone is not enough; compassion as a value must be imbibed early in life, and the youth must be taught to pursue justice doggedly.” How relevant is the statement to youth in India? Critically comment. (150 Words)