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

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

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Social empowerment

1) Are judicial pronouncements on the issue of triple talaq in India liberal and favourable to women compared to practice of triple talaq in Islamic countries? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

2) Do you agree with the argument that the cross-LoC trade between India and Pakistan can act as a harbinger of peace and prosperity? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

3) In the light of recent referendums and their outcomes around the world, do you think political representatives in an indirect democracy are more capable than voters themselves to deliberate on important public policy matters and make informed choices? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas;;

4) Should India follow Israel’s military strategy to deal with terrorist activities emanating from neighbouring regions? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Energy 

5) In the light of recent sale of a 98% stake in Essar Oil to a consortium led by Russian state-owned oil giant Rosneft, discuss how India can strengthen its energy security. (200 Words)


Topic: Conservation; Environmental pollution

6) What do you understand by climate justice? Examine why it’s important and how the Paris Agreement on climate change seeks to deliver it. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

Topic: Emotional intelligence

7) Is possessing emotional intelligence always a positive trait? Discuss. (150 Words)