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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 September 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 September  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  World geography

1) What are stromatolites? Why their discovery is important to understand geological history of the earth? (200 Words)


The Hindu

Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

2) “For multiple reasons, Indian cities are largely auto-constructed. Put simply: they have been built not by the intentions of planners or architects but by people themselves.” What challenges this type of urbanization in India has posed to dwellers and policymakers? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: Functioning of judiciary

3) Do you think vacancies are the sole reason for debilitating judicial delays in in Indian judiciary? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, .

4) Locally or globally, mosquito-borne viruses are in various states of evolution and emergence, fuelled directly by the weapons humans use against them, from pesticides to drugs. Discuss the causes and mechanism of emergence of mosquito borne diseases such as Zika and India’s readiness in dealing with such diseases. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

5) Write a note on the features and applications of 4G, LTE, VoLTE and 5G technologies. (200 Words)



TopicConservation; EIA

6) Critically analyse India’s record in balancing development imperatives without compromising on ecological security in recent years. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicInfrastructure; Industrial policies

7) Examine on what basis the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act sets out the categories of projects that would fall under public purpose, and allows acquisition for private companies.  Do you think the recent Supreme Court judgment on SIngur land acquisition will deter fresh investment by the private sector? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance;

8) Do you agree with the view that religion and politics are two pillars holding up society and it is in the interest of society that they both should maintain from each other? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Indian Express