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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 15 September 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 15 September  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Art and culture

1) Examine Afghanistan’s heritage and cultural significance to the world and India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

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

2) The death of several people in Delhi linked to an outbreak of dengue, chikungunya and malaria has once again exposed the inadequacy of national public health programmes that aim to eliminate vector-borne diseases. Why has India failed and what it should do to eliminate vector-borne diseases? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Indian Express


Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations

3) There are myriad other pressing issues beyond constitutional amendment and other political matters where the Nepal-India relationship is presently wedged. Which are these issues that India and Nepal should work together for mutual benefit? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicIssues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure

4) What are the grounds on which states in India are categorised as general and special? It is said that the special assistance package which is given to Andhra Pradesh is more than what the special category status could have brought in. Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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

5) Analyse both sides of the arguments made against India signing the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) with the US. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topice-technology in the aid of farmers

6) How can farm mechanization transform agriculture in India? Considering small landholdings and rural unemployment problem, examine how India can successfully implement farm mechanization that’s beneficial to farmers. (200 Words)



Topic; Awareness in computers, IT, robotics

7) It is said that big data, machine learning, and increased computing power will soon make artificial intelligence, or AI, ubiquitous. How will this development benefit humans? Critically discuss. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in public administration;

8) Is dynastic politics unethical? Justify. (150 Words)

The Hindu


TopicAttitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour;

9) How does understanding of human behaviour help in better policy making, especially in India? Discuss the progress made so far in linking human behaviour with policy making. (150 Words)