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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 04 August 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 04 August  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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GST – All Details

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) Discuss the role of hydrology in managing urban flood and drainages. (200 Words)

The Indian Express



General Studies – 2

Topic: Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.

2) What are are potential implementation problems that GST could face? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections

3) Discuss the impact of 25 years of liberalization on disabled people in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Resource mobilization

4) Examine the compliance challenges that GST might face and measures needed to improve compliance. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Resource mobilization

5) “Goods and services tax, which will facilitate the movement of commodities and lead to expansion of economic activity, is one of the boldest reforms in post-Independence India.” Discuss why GST is hailed as a boldest reform. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic:Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security

6) Recently the US launched airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Sirte, Libya. Do you think such attacks would weaken terrorists and stabilize Libya? What should Western powers do to stop spread of ISIS network in North Africa? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

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

7) Do you think new technologies are creating alienation and individualisation, and affecting socialization even within families? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu