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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 March 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 18 March  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

TopicArt and culture

1) What are the basic attributes of Sufism? Discuss its influence on Islam and other cultures in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2

TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

2) Is the introduction of pictorial warnings covering 85 per cent of the principal display area on both sides of all tobacco products ineffectual in India? Critically  comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

3) Recently, the Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on the need to reform the Medical Council of India (MCI) submitted its report. Critically comment on its recommendations. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Indian constitution – basic features; Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 

4) Discuss the legal and constitutional status of the right to privacy in India. It is said that the new Aadhaar Bill has the potential to abuse right to privacy. Do you agree? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic: Economic growth & Development; Inclusive growth and issues arising from it

5) How does monetary policy affect income and wealth distribution? What is its effect on inequality? Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic:Economic growth & Development; Resource mobilization

6) What do you understand by “Pigouvian taxes”? Explain its significance, especially for Indian economy. (200 Words)

Livemint

Livemint

Topic: Environmental pollution; Conservation; Resource mobilization

7) What is carbon tax? Should India impose it? Discuss the merits and demerits of imposing carbon tax. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 4

Topic:Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values

8) Large scale rigging of exam process, cheating and using unfair means to score good marks in exams to get entrance to professional courses or to pass board exams is increasing in many parts of India. Why do you think this trend is on rise? How can it be curbed? Discuss. (150 Words)

Business Standard