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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 17 June 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 17 June  2016

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Prelims Revision Tests


General Studies – 1;


Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

1) In India, trade in illicitly procured temple idols has been thriving for many years. Examine why it’s a matter of concern and what measures government has taken to halt this trade. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


 

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these

2) Analyse through which mechanisms the separation of powers between legislature and executive has been weakened, thereby weakening the legislature over the years in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu 

 

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

3) About 80 years ago, the Zakir Hussain report on National Basic Education noted that the “system of examinations prevailing in our country has proved a curse to education.” Is this assessment relevant today also? Should examination system be dismantled? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

4) Recently thousands of professors protested against guidelines laid down in the UGC (University Grants Commission) Gazette Notification of 2016. It is said that certain rules in these guidelines adversely affect higher education and universities in India. Critically comment on this issue. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3


Topic: Conservation

5) In the light of increasing conflict between man and wildlife, discuss what’s needed for the effective management of man – wildlife conflict. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Agriculture issues – storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers 

6) Why Google’s maps service Street View has been a matter of concern for governments around the world? Is it in India’s best interests to keep out this technology? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Indian economy – employment

7) It is said that unemployment is the greatest economic challenge facing India. What is the current unemployment situation? Is it improving or deteriorating? How government can crack this problem? Examinee. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethical issues in international relations and funding

8) Comment on the role of philanthropic foundations in addressing social problems in India and the ethical issues arising out of their involvement and contributions. (150 Words)

Business Standard