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

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

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General Studies – 1;

TopicPoverty and developmental issues;

1) One of the major worries India grappling with is rural distress. How far has the 2016 budget addressed rural distress? Can it put agri-growth back on track, say, at 4 per cent per annum sustainably? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

2) Critically analyse the budgetary allocations for social sector in 2016 union budget. (200 Words)

Livemint

TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

3) It is argued that subsidising crop insurance premium and running subsidised health insurance program are fraught with risks and are not sustainable in the long run. Critically examine why. (200 Words)

Business Standard

 TopicE-governance

4) It is said that the 2016 union budget has given big boost to strengthening e-governance in the country. Examine. (150 Words)

Business Standard

TopicGovernance; Devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein

5) Analyse the significance of some of the announcements made in recent budget to local self governments and governance mechanism at local level. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 3

Topic: DBT; Food security; 

6) The union government has announced that it would introduce a Bill in the current budget session for targeted delivery of financial and other subsidies, benefits and services by using the Aadhaar framework. Discuss the significance of this move. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 4

Topic:Probity in Governance:

7) Define conflict of interest. Discuss the OECD guidelines for managing conflict of interest in public service. (200 Words)

OECD