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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 01 September 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 01 September  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Secularism

1) Do you think the implementation of Uniform Civil Code will pave the way for national integration and strengthen secularism in the country? Critically examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

2) Enumerate all the criticisms made against the draft Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

3) “India’s relations with Egypt do indeed reflect the twists and turns in Indian foreign policy in the Middle East.” Discuss. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

TopicBilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

4) It is said that there is a special case for India and Africa to collaborate in health. Discuss why. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

5) “..the most important benefit of the Balochistan strategy is that it gives India the option of responding forcefully to Pakistan’s own use of (terrorist) force against India without fearing nuclear escalation.” Elaborate. (200 Words)


TopicParliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.

6) Recently, an address by religious monk marked the beginning of the monsoon session of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha. Do you think such an act is appropriate in a secular country like India?  Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic Employment

7) Should there be a minimum wage? Should government of India intervene and pass orders to decide minimum wage? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicConservation; EIA

8) Recently, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) asked for action against top State officials who had failed to respond to an application filed before the tribunal for effective implementation of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002. In the light of NGT’s order, discuss the importance of this Act and reasons why it’s being neglected. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicGovernment Budgeting.

9) The Union government is contemplating unveiling the Union Budget a month or more ahead in coming years. Examine the significance of this move. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Attitude; Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service

10) Many who work for the government, take their jobs for granted. Government job is considered to be a very secure and relaxing one. In your opinion, what should be the attitude of a government servant? How can such attitude be maintained throughout their service period? Discuss. (150 Words)