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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 November 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 November 2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Secularism

1) What do you understand by ‘positive’ secularism and  ‘negative’ secularism? Do you think it’s time for India to remove the word ‘secular’ from preamble to India’s constitution? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Urbanization; Poverty and developmental issues

2) In your opinion, which plays greater role in poverty alleviation in India – urbanisation or agriculture? Substantiate. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2


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

3) Does a a blanket ban on Chinese goods help India? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 3


Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.

4) Critically evaluate the impact of the Bankruptcy Act on various stakeholders. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic:Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.

5) Should GST be growth-oriented or should it be revenue-neutral? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic: Land reforms

6) The union government has asked States to draft and pass their own laws for land acquisition and get them approved by the Centre. Critically comment on this move. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic: Accountability

7) Should citizens have unfettered right to question government’s every decisions and actions? Do you think encouraging such a culture of questioning among the public would endanger public administration? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Indian Express