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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 06 September 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 06 September  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Social empowerment

1) In the light of recent conflicts and politics, do you think dialogue, discussion and debate could empower Dalits? Critically comment. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2

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

2) A recent report from the International Labour Organization found that more than two-thirds of South-East Asia’s 9.2 million textile and footwear jobs are threatened by automation.  How will automation impact consumers? Are there any lessons for India from this finding? Examine. (200 Words)


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

3) What was Nehru’s idea of Non-Alignment? In the light of recent LEMOA agreement, do you think India has departed from its Non-Alignment principle? Critically comment. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 3

Topic Prevention of money laundering

4) Recently the Prime Minister underlined that fighting corruption, black money is central to effective financial governance. In this regard, what measures has government taken? What is the role of international institutions in fighting black money? Critically evaluate. (200 Words)


Topic: Economic growth and development

5) It is said that India’s public sector banks are facing a serious existential crisis. Why healthy public sector banks are necessary for India? What are the causes of and remedies for their crisis? Critically examine. (200 Words)


TopicAchievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology

6) What are the benefits of NAVIC to consumers? How and why should India increase NAVIC’s competitiveness? Examine. (200 Words)


TopicScience and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 

7) It is found that vaccines taken during childhood do not protect against diseases throughout a person’s lifetime. Examine why. Also discuss importance of adult vaccination. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in public 


8) Most of the times, politicians fail to deliver on promises made to people during election campaign. Considering ground realities, do you consider this behaviour of politicians as unethical? Even as a bureaucrat, you might fail to deliver on promises sometimes. Will you consider yourself an unethical person? Justify. (150 Words)