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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 30 July 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 30 July  2016

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Prelims Revision Tests


General Studies – 1;


Topic: Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes; Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) Analyse the causes of urban floods in India. (200 Words)

Down to Earth


General Studies – 2


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

2) It is said that India has failed to tackle Hepatitis – C. Discuss the reasons and suggest solutions. (200 Words)

Down to Earth

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

3) “The draft of the Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016, that makes it mandatory to take permission from the Security Vetting Authority before acquiring, disseminating, publishing or distributing any geospatial information of India, actually ends up tying the hands of academics and researchers in India.” Comment. (200 Words)

EPW

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

4) Do you think trade has potential to bring India and Pakistan normalize relations between them? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

5) Recently, the industry lobby groups, bureaucrats and even Parliamentarians pressurised the government to review Section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013. Critically examine the reasons. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

6) Critically discuss how should India deal with dengue epidemic. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3


Topic: Developments in S&T

7) Recently British researchers have developed a new technology known as EcoHydro Logger. Discuss its features and benefits, especially for India.  (200 Words)

Down to Earth


General Studies – 4


Topic: Challenges of corruption

8) Do you think recent anti-corruption movements have helped in addressing the issue of corruption in India? Critically examine. (150 Words)

The Indian Express