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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 03 December 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 03 December 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:Salient features of Indian Society; Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) Critically analyse existence and causes of various social disparities in urban India. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources

2) Better learning outcomes in higher education depends on better teachers. Do you think present system of recruiting teachers in higher education sector is leading to better learning outcome? Critically discuss. (200 Words)


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

3) Rape trials in India continue to subject female victims to archaic notions of shame and honour. Critically comment on the ordeals rape victim goes through in courts and suggest what measures need to be taken to give justice to rape victims without harassing them. (200 Words)


Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

4) Do you think India is doing itself a favour by abandoning strategic restraint in favour of strategic proactivism vis-a-vis Pakistan? Critically comment. (200 Words)


Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.

5) “The recent judgement by the Supreme Court making singing of national anthem compulsory before screening of movies across cinema halls  shows contempt for Fundamental Rights and gives primacy to Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles over Fundamental Rights.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Biotechnology; Agriculture

6) In India some of the factors are forcing farmers to abandon India’s first genetically modified (GM) crop, Bt cotton. What are these factors? Discuss impact on farmers and GM companies. (200 Words)

Down to Earth

General Studies – 4

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration

7) Define conflict of interest. Does India need separate law to check, prevent and punish public officials involved in conflict of interest cases? Critically examine. (200 Words)