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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 November 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 November 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Globalization and  its impact on society

1) Economic integration with the world has led to a domestic fragmentation of societies within nations. Critically discuss varying impact of globalization on societies and polities around the world. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

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

2) Many have emphasised that the Brexit movement would benefit India-U.K. ties. Examine why. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

3) Discuss the potential and challenges of implementation of ETCA (Economic and Technological Cooperation Agreement) between India and Sri Lanka. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic: Prevention of money laundering;

4) “Demonetisation of Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 notes has some benefits, but it cannot stem the flow of unaccounted income to be generated in the future. Also its push to a cashless economy is premature.” Discuss.  (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Indian Express

Topic:Conservation; Environmental pollution

5) What are the objectives of the United Nations conference on climate change which is now under way in Marrakech, Morocco? What’s India’s agenda in this Conference? Also discuss challenges the outcome of this conference would face. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism.

6) Many in the government, including some among the security forces and the media, have claimed that recent operation on Naxalites which killed 30 cadres marked the beginning of the end of the Naxalite movement in the country. Do you think so? Critically comment on anti – Naxalite strategy. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Resource mobilization

7) Should the government bring Indian farmer under the income tax net? Critically comment. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Moral philospohers and thinkers

8) “A truth that’s told with bad intent, beats all the lies you can invent.” Comment. (150 Words)