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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 August 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 August  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Role of women

1) Does the new Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 goes against women empowerment? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

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

2) What do you understand by nuclear umbrella? Examine how umbrella states around the world are responding to nuclear disarmament campaign. (200 Words)


Topic: Role of civil services in a democracy

3) “Public policy requirements of the 21st century demand a bureaucracy less generalist.”  Discuss. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic Indigenization of technology and developing new technology

4) In your opinion, what lessons should India learn from the leak of Scorpene submarine related sensitive documents? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Indian Express

TopicRole of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.

5) Discuss the measures taken by government of India to calm the situation in Kashmir after recent violent confrontation between Kashmiris and security forces. Do you think these measures are adequate to establish long-term peace in the Valley? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 

6) Discuss the role being played by technology in bringing about financial inclusion in India. (200 Words)


Topice-technology in the aid of farmers 

7) It has been found that centre’s promise of improving farm incomes by providing farmers with a wider network of buyers and better prices via an electronic trading platform is moving at a slow pace. Examine why. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Challenges of corruption; Ethics in governance

8) Is it ethical to continue to serve as bureaucrat knowing that your superiors including officer and politicians are corrupt and often indulge in nepotism and favouritism? Justify. (150 Words)