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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 October 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 October  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:Salient features of Indian Society; Population

1) Should the Supreme Court delegitimise and completely ban polygyny in India for not being in consonance with the Koranic procedure? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Indian Express

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 

2) Discuss the objectives and significance of the Punnapra-Vayalar revolt of 1946. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic:Structure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary

3) In India, the existing system of performance evaluation for the lower judiciary is plagued with various problems. More worryingly, the higher judiciary in India is not subject to any sort of evaluation. To address this issue, what needs to be done? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

4) Analyse various concerns expressed against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 of the union government. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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

5) Recently, the prime minister’s office instructed Niti Aayog  to find ways to reduce the country’s dependence on China for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). Critically discuss significance of this instruction. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic:Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources

6) Is there a link between Laffer Curve and ongoing debate on GST in India? The GST council is mulling to impose variety of cess on luxury goods. What is the objective? Is it good for economy? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Conservation

7) An assessment by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) suggests that two-thirds of wild animals may go extinct by 2020. Critically discuss the causes of this trend and immediate measures needed to conserve wildlife across globe. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic:  Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values

8) “Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” Comment. (150 Words)