[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 November 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 November 2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Salient features of Indian society; 

1) What do you understand by throwaway society? How is throwaway culture affecting Indian society and environment? Suggest ways to overcome this culture. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2


Topic: India and its neighbourhood- relations.

2) “The proposed National e-Health Authority, which will oversee digitisation of health information, could launch a digital health revolution in India. But safeguards need to be in place to protect patients’ privacy.” Discuss. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: India and its neighbourhood- relations; Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate

3) Has the plight of Rohingyas changed for better after installation of democratic government in Myanmar? Critically discuss the role of international community in protecting Rohingyas. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

4) Critically evaluate India’s track record towards management of various refugees. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security

5) It is said that the current unrest in Kashmir is a “home-grown” popular uprising which cannot be blamed on Pakistan or outsiders. Do you agree? What would be the consequences of continued clampdown on civil liberties in the Valley for India? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Conservation; Environmental pollution

6) Analyse the outcomes of recently concluded Marrakech climate conference. Do you think, the election of Donald Trump as next US President, who has called climate change as hoax, would derail the climate change deal? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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General Studies – 4


Topic: Attitude

7) It is often said in Indian philosophy that work is worship. However, in modern societies, people -be it from private sector or public sector –  want to escape from work and relax during weekends. Do you think such attitude towards work is justified? Personally, what does work mean for you? Comment. (200 Words)

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Topic:  Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions

8) Some argue that recent demonetisation is an ethical step. What justifications can be given to support this argument? Do you agree with these justifications? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Indian Express