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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 September 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 September  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Globalisation – effects on Indian society

1) Discuss the impact of globalization on India’s middle class. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

TopicEffect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests,

2) Do you think Russia is becoming a dictatorship state from an authoritarian one? How will it affect India’s interests? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure

3) Recently, the Supreme Court directed union government to constitute Cauvery Management Board. Discuss the importance of constituting such a body to resolve river water dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicIndia and  its neighborhood- relations

4) Critically analyse how the socio-economic status of people living in Northern Sri Lanka has improved since the defeat of LTTE. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicRole of civil services in a democracy. 

5) In the light of the tenth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s judgement in the Prakash Singh case, critically comment on the need for police reforms and measures already taken in this regard. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic; Government Budgeting

6) Critically examine the reasons for merging railway budget with the general budget. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Developments in S&T; Awareness in computers, biotechnology

7) Discuss various applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in medical research.  (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in international relations

8) In the light of demands from various quarters for military strike against Pakistan, which ethical considerations should be made by India before launching any such strikes? Critically examine. (150 Words)

The Indian Express