[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 12 December 2016

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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 12 December 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) What was the nature and objectives of the Dravidian movement? Was it successful in achieving its objectives? What is its legacy today? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


Topic:Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

2) Examine the objectives and important provisions of the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act of 2016. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

3) Critically comment on the proposed amendments to the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 

4) Recent demonetization aims to force or coerce people to go cashless and adopt digital life for money transactions. Do you think such forced behavioural change is ethical and pragmatic? What are the issues such coercion give rise to? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Livemint

Livemint

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

5) The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership are as good as dead after the election of Donald Trump as US president. Should India worry about such dead trade deals? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 

6) Discuss areas of cooperation between India and Indonesia. Why is India’s relationship with Indonesia has not improved much compared to Singapore or Vietnam? Examine. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 3


Topic: Cybersecurity

7) India is going digital swiftly, but is it going digital safely? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 4


Topic: Challenges of corruption

8) What is the nature of black economy in India? Do you think targeting black money would end corruption in India? Critically comment. (150 Words)

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