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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 01 February 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 01 February  2016

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General Studies – 1;

TopicUrbanization – problems and remedies

1) Discuss the threats faced by major wetlands in India and measures needed to deal with these threats. (200 Words)

EPW

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

Topic:Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries

2) Compare and contrast the features of democratic systems of India and USA.  (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,; Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes;

3) Eradicating malnutrition is a precondition for India to realize its economic potential. Discuss how malnutrition affects country’s growth and recent NFHS-4 revelations on malnutrition in India. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education

4) It is said that the public universities in India are becoming insecure, narrow-minded and conservative. Critically examine why. What steps would you suggest to improve the status of public universities? (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Business Standard

The Hindu

Topic:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education

5) In your opinion, what should be the broad objectives of education? Do you think the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) has achieved these objectives? What suggestions would you like to give to the New Education Policy? Discuss. ( 200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

TopicImportant International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

6) Recently the International Monetary Fund made country quota reforms agreed by the G20 in 2010 a reality. Examine why this is an important step and what more needs to be done to reform IMF. (200 Words)

The Hindu


 

General Studies – 3

Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it.

7) Analyse the recommendations of the RBI Committee on Medium-Term Path on Financial Inclusion and their importance for inclusive development in India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Awareness in Space; Achievements of India in S&T

8) What do you understand by astrobiology? Discuss its applications and achievements of India in this field. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicSecurity challenges and their management

9) It is said that India’s repeated experiments with anti-terrorism laws have been, by and large, unsuccessful. Critically examine why. (200 Words)

The Hindu


 

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics values

10) “Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” Discuss the meaning of this statement with suitable examples. (200 Words)

General