[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 11 July 2016
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Salient features of Indian society
General Studies – 2
Topic: Role of civil services in democracy
Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate
3) Do you think ASEAN will help resolve the South China Sea dispute? In the light of upcoming verdict on South China Sea dispute by the International Court of Arbitration at the Hague, critically comment. (200 Words)
Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations
Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.
5) It is said that the Government of NCT of Delhi Act of 1991 which was enacted by Parliament in pursuance of the new Article 239 AA (7) has sown the seeds of conflict of jurisdictions between Delhi and the Union government. Examine why. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Conservation; Environmental pollution
General Studies – 4
Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions
7) In disturbed regions, where security concern is serious and the government has given special powers to security forces to act with impunity, do you think non-violation of human rights is more important than securing the nation? Critically comment. (150 Words)