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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 August 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 August  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:  Social empowerment; 

1) Discuss India’s record of championing human rights across the world since independence. Do you think India has lost moral right to express concern over human rights violations in other parts of the world? Comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2


Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure

2) Discuss opinion of the Supreme Court of India on Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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

3) Recently the union government approved a Bill that bans commercial surrogacy, and bars married couples who have biological or adopted children, single people, live-in partners and homosexuals from opting for surrogacy. Examine the justifications given to bar certain people from opting for surrogacy. Also examine implications of this Bill on various stakeholders. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests

4) Recently, the members of Parliament expressed concern over the India’s increasing dependence on China for active pharmaceuticals ingredients (APIs). Examine why. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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

5) Recently, the government introduced a Bill to amend certain provisions of the Citizenship Act, 1955. What are the objectives of this Bill? Critics of the Bill are arguing that it is not inclusive enough. Examine why. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

6) Has India lost its strategic advantage in Myanmar to China? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic Indigenization of technology and developing new technology

7) Write a critical note on India’s efforts to construct indigenous Submarine. Also discuss Scorpene Deal and controversies surrounding it. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: Issues relating to intellectual property rights

8) Does downloading a movie from a torrent website amount to copyrights violation? In the light of recent warning messages displayed on torrent websites stating that viewing or downloading content from these sites violates India’s copyright law, critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions;

9) Why is a ‘Good Samaritan’ legal protection is vital in India? Do you think helping a victim only under legal protection shows lack of morality and ethics in a person who offers such help? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu