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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 07 November 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 07 November 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) Why planting more trees in cities is said to be simple yet very effective measure to prevent health crisis in Indian cities? Examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

2) Critically analyse steps taken by India and Sri Lanka in resolving the dispute between fishermen of both countries. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests,

3) Why has USA failed to force Pakistan to abandon its terror proxies? In your opinion, what new course of action could the US take in this regard? Examine. (200 Words)


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

4) Critically analyse shortcomings of India’s foreign policy . (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Conservation

5) Which important issues are at the top of India’s agenda at upcoming key global climate change conferences? Discuss these issues. (200 Words)


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

6) Odisha, despite having huge amount of natural resources  and a stable government, continues to be one of India’s poorest states. What should Odisha do to turnaround its key sectors and alleviate poverty faster? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical issues in international relations

7) Discuss the ethical issues given rise by Hillary Clinton’s use of private email server and John Podesta’s stolen emails. (150 Words)