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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 September 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 September  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Globalisation – effects

1) Do you think free trade, a component of globalisation, is creating inequality around the world? Critically examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

TopicStatutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

2) Should the Reserve Bank of India work independently of the government? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

3) Analyse India’s refugee and asylum policy.  (200 Words)

The Indian Express

TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources

4) Do you think there is insufficient copyright protection for reputed publishers of educational books in India? In the light of recent Delhi High Court verdict on rights of students to photocopy portion of textbooks, critically examine how does India’s copyright law seek to balance interests of publishers and students. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic; Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security

5) In the light of repeated provocations by Pakistan, what challenges does India face in dealing with Pakistan? Do you think India’s best option as of now would be to engage in cyber sabotage and cyberwarfare with Pakistan? Substantiate. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation

6) Why did Montreal Protocol succeed? How can the world community make the Paris Agreement on climate change successful as well? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicIssues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices

7) India’s early development strategy was based on rapid industrialization through import substitution. How did this policy impact farmers? Do you think there is inherent anti-farm bias in Indian policy circles? Discuss.  (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in public administration

8) Do you think, politics has contaminated our lives and thinking? Critically comment. (200 Words)