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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 20 September 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 20 September  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) In recent years, cities have become war theatres for global terrorism. What makes cities targets of terrorism? How should they prepare to fight terrorism? Discuss. (200 Words)


Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies

2) Recently, Bangalore witnessed violent mobs setting fire to private and government properties in the wake of River Cauvery water sharing judgement by the Supreme Court. Why do you think metropolitan city like Bangalore witnessed such a violent event? What systemic issues should be addressed to prevent such incidences? Critically examine. (200 Words)


TopicRole of women; Social empowerment

3) Do you think the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is the best bet to ensure equal rights and justice for women of Hindu and Muslim religions? Critically discuss.  (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

TopicFunctioning of judiciary

 4) Critically discuss why ensuring judicial reforms and accountability is imperative for India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate

5) Recently, the EU 28 minus 1 leaders met at Bratislava to discuss the post-Brexit world. Examine the roadmap outlined in the Bratislava Declaration and how the EU wants to resolve some of the pressing issues it’s facing. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations.

6) In the wake of recent terrorist attack by Pakistan backed terrorists on Indian soldiers, do you think India should continue its strategic restraint stance? What other options  should India explore? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic; Infrastructure; Inclusive development

7) Critically discuss the role of telecom companies in India’s financial inclusion mission. (200 Words)


The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in international relations

8) Do you think Gandhian principle of non-violent approach to dispute resolution is applicable in the case of India – Pakistan relations? Justify. (150 Words)