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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 11 July 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 11 July  2016

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Prelims Revision Tests


General Studies – 1;


Topic: Salient features of Indian society

1) It is strongly argued that now is the time for implementation of Uniform Civil Code in India and yet there remain complex issues that first need to be resolved. Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 2


 

TopicRole of civil services in democracy

2) Discuss the challenges of urban policing in India and the role of citizens and police in making cities safe for living. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicImportant 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)

The Hindu

TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations

4) Why do you think in recent days hostility between Pakistan and Afghanistan is increasing? What’s India’s role in it? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

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)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3


Topic: Conservation; Environmental pollution

6) Critically evaluate the progress made under the Namami Gange programme. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


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)

The Hindu