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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 23 August 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 23 August  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India

1) Do you think both history and geography are hampering India’s quest for Olympic medals? Analyse. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 2

Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

2) Critically evaluate the role being played by RBI in regulating India’s financial sector. (200 Words)

The Hindu



Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

3) In the light of recent events, critically discuss how India’s diaspora policy has evolved during past four decades. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations.

4) “Although geography gives India many advantages in both Nepal and Burma, Delhi has been unable to reinforce it with other instruments such as economic diplomacy. ” Comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


TopicDevelopment processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs,

5) Do you think the present turbulence within the NGO sector in India is due to failure of governance? Critically analyse government’s recent NGO policy. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein

6) Discuss the merits and demerits of introducing making mandatory the directly elected mayoral system in Indian cities. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism

7) Can India be accused of brutally crushing civilian protests in the Kashmir Valley? Critically comment on the role played by security forces in managing internal and border security challenges  in the Kashmir Valley. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Moral philosophers and thinkers;

8) “Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.” Discuss. (150 Words)