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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 26 October 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 26 October  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Resources; Poverty and developmental issues

1) Discuss how renewable energies such as solar energy can address poverty and other developmental problems. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

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

2) Recently, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada was collapsed. What are the reasons? Does its collapse affect India? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections

3) There is serious scepticism about the intentions and potential achievements of the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) grouping. Many have already declared its failure to sustain itself due to its inability to institutionalize and therefore implement a programmatic agenda. Do you agree with this view? Critically analyse. (200 Words)


Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources

4) The fiscal woes of the government make the growth in education spending unsustainable. From where and how government can mobilize resources to attain its higher education goals? Examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Economic development; Conservation

5) Critically discuss why and how India should manage balance between economic development and environmental sustainability. (200 Words)


Topic:Indian Economy and issues relating to planning

6) It is said that there  is a need to regulate cab aggregators like Uber and Ola. Discuss why and how should they be regulated. (200 Words)


Topic:  Linkages between development and spread of extremism. 

7) Do you think the Maoist movement continue to pose as the biggest internal security threats for India? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical issues in international relations

8) Can Bollywood and cultural exchanges heal relations between India and Pakistan? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu