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

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

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Population and associated issues,

1) “The social consequences of China’s one child policy  have been severe, repercussions of which will reverberate for generations to come. This is a lesson for India that it should be warned once more of such coercive measures and their impacts.” Discuss. (200 Words)


Topic: Role of women and women’s organization

2) Discuss the role of women in strengthening climate change action. (200 Words)

Down to Earth

General Studies – 2

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,

3) More than a quarter of all cases of tuberculosis (TB) reported worldwide are found in India. Discuss the importance of data surveillance in fighting TB in particular and for the public health system in general.  (200 Words)


Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

4) Do you think the significance of the Monetary Policy Committee and its first decision are overstated? Critically comment. (200 Words)


Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 

5) Recently India and the European Union signed the Memorandum of Understanding on water cooperation at the World Sustainable Development Summit in New Delhi. Discuss the significance of this agreement for both and other countries as well. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic: Land Reforms

6) The Expert Committee on Land Leading chaired by T Haque has among other things, prepared a Model Agricultural Land Leasing Act. Analyse significance and important provisions of this Act. (200 Words)


Topic:Infrastructure:  Airports

7) Write a note on government’s UDAN scheme, its objectives and its likely impact of various stakeholders. (200 Words)


The Hindu

Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism

8) Critically examine the reasons for radicalization of muslim youth in parts of South India in recent months. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Political attitude

9) Is it better to vote for a lesser evil among many candidates than not vote at all? In the context of US general elections, justify your answer. (150 Words)