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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 03 September 2016

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

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

1) This year, floods have occurred even in areas that are arid or have received less than normal rainfall. As erratic weather events become more common with climate change, India urgently needs to formulate a national flood management policy. Discuss. (200 Words)

Down to Earth

Topic: Role of women; Social empowerment

2) Critically analyse how the Draft National Policy for Women 2016 seeks to empower women. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic: Functioning of judiciary

3) Do you support raking up of Balochistan issue by India’s Prime Minister in recent Independence speech? Substantiate. (200 Words)


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

4) Critically examine some of the important points of contention raised by various stakeholders associated with conducting the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET). (200 Words)


TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations.

5) “Myanmar fulfils a vital role not only in ensuring and promoting peace and security in northeast India but also in its economic growth and well-being.” Discuss. (200 Words)


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

6) “By institutionalising child labour in family-based occupations under the age of 14 years and permitting the employment of children in many hazardous occupations, India has failed its children.” In the light of the new Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill 2016, critically comment. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic Challenges to internal security

7) The Government of Maharashtra plans to enact the Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act (MPISA), 2016  to effectively deal with terrorism, insurgency, communalism and caste violence that the state faces. Discuss the criticism made against MPISA. (200 Words)


Topic: Indigenization of technology and developing new technology

8) Experts argue that the French procurement model is a lesson for India to streamline its defence acquisition process under Make in India initiative. In the light of India’s defence procurement problems discuss how the French model would help India. (200 Words)  



9) Critically evaluate performance of the Standard Training Assessment and Reward scheme (STAR). (200 Words) 


General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical dilemma in public and private institutions

10) As internet penetration increases in India, what ethical challenges will it pose to service providers and government? Examine (150 Words)