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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 18 August 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 18 August  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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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

1) Are problems of Kashmir and Balochistan similar in nature? Briefly examine the history of genesis of problems of both the regions. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

2) It is argued that multilateralism is in decline. To what factors do you attribute this decline? Is its decline and the rise of regionalism good for the world and India? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

3) In your opinion, what needs to be done to improve school education system in India? Analyse. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic Security challenges and their management in border areas

4) Recently, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs constituted a Committee to Strengthen Border Protection (CSBP) to study various aspects of India – Pakistan border. Critically discuss challenges and existing policies in managing India’s western border. (200 Words).

The Hindu

TopicComparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries

5) Examine any three important features of new constitutions of Myanmar, Thailand and Nepal, and compare them with India’s constitution. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Environmental pollution; Conservation

6) Comment on the recommendations of the T.S.R. Subramanian committee report to overhaul India’s environmental laws and the Shailesh Nayak committee report which sought overhaul of the rules related to the development of coastal areas. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in public administration;

7) Is it ethical to use the Section 124-A of the Indian Penal Code against citizens? Justify. (150 Words)

The Hindu