[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 November 2016

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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 November 2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues

1) “There’s a new turn in Dalit politics that entails taking charge of affairs in their own hands, and a widening of the terrain of struggle rather than restricting it to political power or religious conversion.” Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicModern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues

2) Critically evaluate how did Indira Gandhi’s tenure as the Prime Minister of India affect some of India’s socio-political  institutions and governance. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2


Topic:Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate

3) Critically discuss ramifications of Russia’s exit from the International Criminal Court (ICC). (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: The role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders

4) Civil society plays a significant role in challenging, limiting or contesting state power. Critically comment on the role of civil society in states such as Jammu and Kashmir where environment is repressive. (200 Words)

EPW


General Studies – 3


Topic: Indian economy; 

5) Does black money boost economic growth? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic: Conservation

6) Critically analyse the nature and focus of environmental activism in India today. (200 Words)

EPW

Topic: Environmental pollution.

7) Discuss the role of pharmaceutical companies in spreading of drug-resistant infections and efforts being made to stop these infections. (200 Words)

Down to Earth


General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethics in human actions

8) Do you think banning of Jallikattu is ethically and legally a sound decision? Justify. (150 Words)

The Hindu