[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 20 June 2016

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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 20 June  2016

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Prelims Revision Tests


General Studies – 1;


Topic: Role of women

1) The Union government wants states to take the initiative to allow women to work night shifts in factories as part of a plan to improve participation of women in the workforce. Do you support this move? Comment. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2


 

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

2) How will Brexit affect India? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu 

TopicBilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

3) Recently India and USA agreed to let an US company build six AP1000 nuclear reactors in India. Critically examine various implications arising out of this agreement. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

4) The T.S.R. Subramanian panel has proposed that the Colleges and universities should consider derecognising student groups based explicitly on caste and religion. Do you support this proposal? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

TopicEffect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests,

5) How is India’s entry into Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is good for the cause of non-proliferation? Examine. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 3


Topic: Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)

6) Recently, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) issued a draft notification seeking to amend the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) of 2006, allowing those who violate this law to continue work with an Environment Supplement Plan (ESP). Critically discuss the importance of EIA process and the implications of the new amendment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Agriculture issues 

7) Critically discuss the challenges that face the government in its efforts to double farmers’ income in five years. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: S&T

8) Write a note on the vaccine-derived polio virus (VDPV) and the concerns around it. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 4


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

9) Hate crimes  in India and around the world are increasing. There are people who hate you for no reasons. For an administrator, which qualities are very important to deal with haters and carry on their public service normally? Discuss. (150 Words)

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