[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 November 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 November 2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society

1) What do you understand by post-truth? Do you think truth has become obsolete in today’s political discourse around the world? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


Topic:Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

2) It is said that the recent political developments in India and around the world highlight a growing discontent with politics in many democracies. Do these developments reflect weaknesses in democratic institutions? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

Livemint

TopicImportant aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

3) In the light of recent demonetization move, critically discuss necessity of creating the institutional architecture needed for a cashless society. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic:Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

4) Examine the technology involved in the Decision Review System. Why its use in the cricket was debated? Do you think its use would benefit cricket? (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Infrastructure

5) Has the Indian Railway completely failed to ensure passenger safety in its operations? What needs to be done urgently to improve railways safety? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Land reforms

6) There have been arguments offered in the recent past claiming a dilution of the land acquisition law through misuse of constitutional provisions. Are such changes to the land acquisition law warranted? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate 

7) “From a statecraft point of view, the IAF, with its flexibility and versatility, has varied options to offer policymakers ranging from coercion, deterrence, signalling, extending influence and providing succour and relief.” In the light of this statement, discuss what IAF can offer policymakers to strengthen nation’s security. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Ethics in public administration

8) Is it ethical for a political leader to use his political power, office and influence to help his business make profits? Justify. (150 Words)

NYT