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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 November 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 November 2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Poverty and developmental issues

1) It is often said that poverty and declining economic conditions lead to frustration among the poor and revolt against the political elites. Is it true today? In your opinion, which factors increase individual’s support for polity and confidence in government? Analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

2) In the light of recent vilification of Tipu Sultan by certain groups, critically examine how his personality and contribution has been documented by various people since his death. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


Topic:Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries

3) Compare and contrast election of system in USA and India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3


Topic: Prevention of money laundering

4) The union government has announced that five hundred and thousand rupee notes will cease to be legal tender from today (9 Nov 2016). Critically discuss objectives and likely impact of this move on various sectors and stakeholders. (300 Words)

RBI

The Hindu

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Topic: Resource mobilization; Industrial policy

5) “A three-tiered tax structure and multiple registrations mean that GST will change very little for industries.” Comment. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic: Indian economy

6) As five hndred and thousand rupees have been scrapped which comprise of 80 percent of circulated money, what options does individuals have to transact without cash? Examine. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic:   Cropping pattern; Pollution

7) It is said that cultivation of pulses will address pollution problem. Examine how. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 4


Topic: Political attitude

8) In your opinion, which factors have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump? Critically analyse. (150 Words)

The Hindu