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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 October 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 October  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes

1) Discuss in what ways and with what consequences climate change is affecting Antarctica. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act

2) What is the significance of Section 123(3) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (RPA)? Critically comment on the opinion of judiciary on this section. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

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

3) It is said that recent resurgence of terror in Pakistan has new security dimensions. What are these? Should India be worried? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:Indian Economy and issues relating to planning

4) Despite efforts being made, why is India not improving in its ease of starting and operating a for-profit enterprise ranking? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Energy 

5) Analyse pro and against arguments made on the issue of acquisition of stake by ONGC in Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation’s Krishna-Godavari block. (200 Words) 

The Hindu

Topic: Inclusive growth

6) How does India fare in access to banking? Critically evaluate. (200 Words)


Topic: S&T; Employment

7) “Historical precedents point to technological disruption creating more jobs than it destroys.” Discuss. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Corporate governance

8) The recent Tata company episode has once again brought into focus standards of corporate governance in India and the role of independent directors in companies. Critically comment on the issues given rise by Tata episode and examine why corporate governance in India is not upto global standards. (150 Words)

The Indian Express