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

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

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: World wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization

1) “The Sykes-Picot Agreement, named for its British and French authors and the map it produced, is now widely considered a low point in colonial efforts to manipulate the West Asian region to fit the interests of outsiders.” Discuss why it’s considered as a low point. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 2


Topic:Important aspects of governance

2) Is India an excessively deliberative democracy, where decision making is slow due to its very nature of parliamentary system? Critically comment. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic: Functioning of judiciary

3) The judiciary in India is often called the most powerful among its tribe globally. Do you agree? Justify. (200 Words)

Livemint

TopicAccountability

4) “The democratic accountability argument is a stronger argument for decriminalising defamation than a pure free speech argument.” In the light of recent Supreme Court judgement on defamation, comment on the statement. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic:India and its neighborhood- relations

5) Do you think India’s unimaginative diplomacy is alienating its neighbours? In your opinion, how should India treat its neighbours? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

6) “The principle of Free and prior informed consent (FPIC) should be incorporated as a central tenet of all development and welfare planning.” Elaborate FPIC principle, its working in India and why it should be made a central tenet of all development and welfare planning. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Infrastructure – waterways

7) Discuss the challenges that government face in implementing objectives of the National Waterways Act, 2016. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 4


Topic:Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions;

8) What do you understand by compassionate and palliative care?  Discuss the ethical issues involved in practice of palliative care. (150 Words)

Business Standard

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