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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 15 November 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 15 November 2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:Urbanization

1) India’s carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels increased by 5.2% while China’s decreased by 0.7% in 2015. Examine why emissions is increasing in India whereas it’s decreasing in China. Also discuss what India can learn from China is reducing emissions. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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General Studies – 2


Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary

2) What is collegium system? how did the collegium system evolve when the Constitution is silent on it? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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

3) In the light of recent incidences of custodial deaths around the country, examine what measures should be taken to prevent torture of prisoners at the hand of police and also to protect rights of prisoners overall. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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

4) The U.S.-India-Japan trilateral engagement is gaining momentum. Critically discuss how would India’s growing proximity to Japan and USA change regional architecture in Asia. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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General Studies – 3


Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security

5) Do you think India should rethink its no-first-use nuclear doctrine? Critically discuss challenges and consequences of such policy change. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: Conservation;

6) Do you think Forest Rights Act in its present form is one of the reasons why forests in India are fast vanishing? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: Indian economy – growth and development

7) Critically analyse likely impact of demonetisation on parallel and main economy. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic: Moral thinkers and philosophers

8) “Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” Discuss the relevance of this statement in today’s world. (200 Words)

General