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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 November 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 November 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times

1) Do you think the focus of modern cinema should be on promoting national consciousness and social integration? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

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

2) It is said that Donald Trump’s victory has a message for democracies elsewhere and for Indian foreign policy. Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Indian economy – employment

3) It is said that India doesn’t have a jobs problem but a wages problem. In your opinion, why creation of high-paying private sector jobs is not taking place in India? What’s the solution? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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

4) In the light of fiscal policy challenges that India is currently facing, it is said that the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act needs to get urgently revived and fine-tuned taking into account the ongoing changes in the global and domestic economic and financial order. Discuss why. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Environmental pollution; Conservation

5) Discuss the significance of the Marrakesh Action Proclamation.  (200 Words)

The Indian Express

The Hindu

Topic: Role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security

6) Why the issue of fake news on the social media has gained prominence in recent days? Discuss the role and responsibility of Facebook in curbing such news. (200 Words)



General Studies – 4

Topic:  Challenges of corruption

7) In the light of reports of negative effects of demonetization on common man, critics are arguing that demonetization is not a visionary scheme but a dereliction of duty on part of the government. Do you agree? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: Ethics in human actions

8) What do you understand by ethical hacking? Is it ethical? Critically examine. (150 Words)

The Hindu