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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 November 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 November 2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:Role of  women; Social empowerment

1) According to the National Crime Records Bureau reports, incidence of serious crimes against women rose from 237 per day in 2001 to 313 per day in 2015. Why do you think, despite increase in affluence and improvement in sex ratio, crimes against women are increasing? Discuss inter-state variations in crimes against women and measures needed to stop them. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary and the executive

2) Recently, the Chief Justice has been quite vocal and unsparing in his criticism of the delay on the part of the executive in filling up vacancies. In your opinion, how does this delay affect judiciary? How can judiciary and executive find ways to halt delay in judicial appointments? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Indian Express

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary and the executive

3) “While the sterling contribution of the court in asserting the inviolability of and expounding the right to dignity as the core constitutional value has been universally acclaimed, questions recur about the rightful limits of judicial intervention in the matter of policy choices in the executive and legislative domains.” In the light of the statements, critically discuss the limits of judicial review in a parliamentary democracy. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,

4) It is said that taking inspiration from Thailand, a sound information technology platform could enable effective universal health coverage in India. DIscuss why and how Thailand’s healthcare model should be replicated in India. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 3


Topic: Indian economy

5) It is argued that the recent demonetization step has affected the poor most. In your opinion, what steps government should have taken before demonetization? What steps should it take now to ease burden on the poor? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Resource mobilization;

6) Through demonetization, government, banks and RBI are getting too much cash in their coffers. In your opinion, what should government do with the money it gets through demonetization? Discuss the issues and challenges. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethics in human actions

7) Bystanders often appear reluctant to help the injured or simply indifferent — sometimes they stand around the scene of the accident but only out of curiosity. Does this suggest a fundamental flaw in our social relationships and attitudes, or is there something else that prevents us from helping others and perhaps saving lives? Also discuss how this mindset can be changed. (200 Words)

The Hindu