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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 11 March 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 11 March  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) “Sections 377 and 124A reflect the two prominent ways in which the British left their stamp upon India’s criminal law, in a manner that is entirely inconsistent with a democratic, constitutional republic.” Analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

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

2) A recent survey has revealed that private schools across India fill just 15% of the nearly 2.29 million seats available for students from poor families under the  Right to Education (RTE) Act. Critically  discuss the causes of poor implementation of this Act and measures needed to be taken by government to address this issue. (200 Words)

Livemint

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

3) There have been frequent complaints about inadequacy of regulation of pharmaceutical industries in India. Critically examine why is there a need for strict regulation and the steps government has taken in this regard. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 3

Topic: Basics of cyber security

4) It is said that there is a serious need for a coherent national security architecture, with both defensive and offensive capacity as well as strong disaster-recovery mechanisms. Discuss. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Topic: Resource mobilization

5) Recently the union government announced new hydrocarbon exploration and pricing policy. Examine the merits and demerits of this policy. (200 Words)

Business Standard

Livemint

TopicEffects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 

6) Recently, Rajya Sabha passed the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013. Discuss its features and the Bill’s likely implications for realtors and consumers. (200 Words)

Livemint

The Hindu


General Studies – 4

Topic: Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct

7) Examine the differences between codes of ethics and codes of conduct. Also examine why an organization needs these codes. (200 Words)

OECD