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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 August 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 August  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues

1) “That Hindutva is less virulent in India than Islamism is in many Muslim nations might have much to do with the fact that, at least in India, some of our leading anti-colonial leaders also aimed their criticism inwards at Hindu society.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

2) Recently, another new government was sworn in Nepal. What challenges does the new Prime Minister of Nepal face in handling domestic affairs and in its relations with India? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations.

3) In your opinion, what does the rising number of terror attacks and the entry of new outfits into Pakistan’s jihadist map indicate? Should India be concerned? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these

4) Do you support recent recommendation of the Parliamentary Committee on Salaries and Allowances to double the salaries of MPs? Should MPs decide their own salaries? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth

5) Is India’s steel industry suffering from state protectionism? What needs to be done to revive this industry? Examine. (200 Words)



Topic: Economic growth and development

6) Do you think higher economic growth guarantees more medals in Olympic Games? In your opinion, what it takes for a country to do well at the Olympic Games? Discuss. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in human actions

7) In India, debate on merits and demerits of women’s right to abort her child is going on. Critically discuss ethical and rights issues involved in abortion debate. (200 Words)

The Hindu