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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 05 August 2016

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

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Social empowerment; Salient features of Indian Society,

1) It is said that in India deprived social groups are using migration to improve their socio-economic status in the rural economy. Do you think migration is acting as a harbinger of social equality in rural India? Examine. (200 Words)



General Studies – 2

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

2) Discuss the unique features of the Indus Waters Treaty. Do you think Pakistan is undermining the Indus treaty? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

3) Do you support the growing tendency among State governments to ban liquor in the apparent interest of protecting the public health? What are the issues involved? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these; Paper-3: Government budgeting

4) What is a Money Bill, and how does it differ from a Financial Bill? Should Rajya Sabha be given powers on par with Lok Sabha to deal with Money Bill? Comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3



Topic: Resource mobilization; Indian economy – growth and development

5) Examine various implications of proposed merger of the State Bank of India with its five associate banks and the Bharatiya Mahila Bank. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

6) Making Golden Rice available in developing countries is being opposed by Greenpeace but it has the support of numerous Nobel Laureates. Discuss various issues raised against and in favour of introducing Golden Rice. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:Effects of liberalization on the economy

7) It is argued that GST will make manufacturing efficient and boost the ease of doing business. Examine how. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

Topic: Moral and political attitudes

8) Do you support banning of movies or books that criticise religion or religious sentiments? What are the ethical issues involved when banning such art works? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu