[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 November 2016

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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 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 are the limits of electoral democracy? How they can be fixed? In the light of recent political developments around the world, discuss critically. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2


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

2) It is argued that Asia might witness a water war in the near future. Do you agree? Suggest solutions to prevent a such a war. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 3


Topic:Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth

3) Recently, the union government issued the draft of first ever National Software Policy. Examine its objectives. (200 Words)

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Topic: Economic growth and development

4) What hurdles exist in making India a cashless economy? Discuss benefits of becoming a cashless economy and suggest how government can speed of this transformation. (200 Words)

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

5) It is argued that new high-end ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant are more efficient than renewable sources to generate energy, especially in India. Discuss the technology used in these new ultra-supercritical coal plants and examine if they are more efficient and cost – effetcive compared to renewable sources. (200 Words)

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Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology

6) Recently it was reported that the Chinese advancements in space research could threaten NASA’s monopoly. Do you think India has the potential to challenge China in space domain? Justify. (200 Words)

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Topic: Conservation

7) Critically discuss ecological impact of highways and railways projects passing through forests. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 4


Topic:  Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;

8) In the light of recent fake news issue and post-truth developments, what are the professional and ethical responsibilities of sites such as Facebook? Critically examine. (150 Words)

The Hindu