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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 08 September 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 08 September  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Role of women; Social empowerment

1) Critically comment on the views of courts and various muslim boards on the issue of triple talaq. In your opinion, what ethical issues does triple talaq give rise to? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: Functioning of judiciary

2) In the light of the recent Haji Ali Dargah case verdict, critically discuss the issues arising out of intervention of courts in religious affairs and the significance of the Haji Ali Dargah verdict in upholding civil rights . (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicGovernment policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

3) What do you understand by financial repression? How will it impact economy? Examine. (200 Words)


Topic: Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure

4) “Freedom of expression is a right, not a privilege; it is not for the state to extend it as a benefit to the people.” Critically comment. (200 Words)


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

5) Recently the World Health Organisation officially recognised Sri Lanka as malaria free country. How did Sri Lanka achieve this feat? What lessons should India learn from Sri Lanka? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

TopicEconomic growth; Employment

6) Do you think the inflow of capital — particularly the foreign direct investment (FDI) variety — increases employment levels and contributes to economic growth? What is the role of public expenditure? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

7) Every major auto maker is developing or has developed an electric vehicle for launch in the next three years. How will these vehicles impact environment, oil industry and consumers? Examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: 

8) Are all values non-negotiable? If you have to choose four values which you do not want to compromise in any kind of situation, which are they? Justify why you won’t compromise with them. (150 Words)