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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 September 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 September  2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features

1) In the light of climate change and erratic monsoons, what long term measures should be taken to solve water problem in the Cauvery River basin? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


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

2) Discuss the pros and cons, and challenges of implementing universal basic income (UBI) in India. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic: e-Governance

3) Write a note on the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS). (200 Words)

Livemint

Livemint

TopicMechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections

4) “Reservation is a necessary remedy for discrimination against Dalits today. But it does not remedy “past” exclusion from rights to property and education. Compensation is the appropriate remedy for the latter form of discrimination.” In the light of recent atrocities against the Dalit community, critically comment on the statement. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

5) With coming of new government in Afghanistan in 2014, it was said that India had suffered setback in its relationship with Afghanistan. Is there any turnaround in India’s fortunes lately? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic; Money laundering and its prevention

6) What do you understand by corporate inversion? In the light of recent European Commission’s decision to impose hefty tax bill on Apple, discuss global efforts being made to crack down on corporate tax avoidance. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethics in public administration;

7) Discuss the ethical issues involved in criminalisation of politics and measures needed to decriminalise politics. (150 Words)

The Hindu

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