[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)
General Studies – 2
Topic:Important aspects of governance
Topic: Functioning of judiciary
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)
Topic:India and its neighborhood- relations
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)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Infrastructure – waterways
General Studies – 4
Topic:Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions;