[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 December 2016

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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 December 2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Role of women, Social empowerment

1) Since the December 2012 gangrape, there has been little progress in ensuring safety of women in the Capital. Examine why despite numerous court hearings on the issue, there has been no progress on this issue. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2


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

2) Recently, the Supreme Court criticised the government for its “indifferent attitude” towards the implementation of the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Examine why implementation of this Act is poor and suggest how it can be implemented effectively. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

3) The issue of missing children is a national problem which needs to be tackled efficiently and at the earliest. Examine why it’s a national problem and how it should be tackled. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States

4) Critically analyse the causes and nature of ongoing ethnic crisis in Manipur. What should be the role of union government in defusing this crisis? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Livemint

The Indian Express

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

5) World Bank’s “Doing business” project ranks India 130th out of 190 countries. What is the criteria used by the World Bank to rank India? In which areas should India improve to better its rank? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3


Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas;

6) Along with a disturbing rise in attacks on Army camps across Jammu and Kashmir, the Line of Control and the International Boundary in the State are also alarmingly tense today. Do you think India’s surgical strike across LoC was a strategic mistake? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic: Attitude; Social influence and persuasion

7) Do punishments deter more wrongdoing? Do punishments actually reform an offender? Discuss with suitable examples. (150 Words)

Livemint