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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 15 July 2016

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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 15 July  2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Poverty and developmental issues

1) A paper published in the journal Science, suggests it is possible to gradually and successfully bring individuals out of extreme poverty by combining multiple approaches into one comprehensive livelihoods programme, also called the ‘graduation approach’. Discuss how this approach can be used in India to address poverty. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2


 

Topic:Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora

2) It is said that China’s rejection of the  Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration’s (PCA’s) ruling rebutting Beijing’s claims vis-a-vis the Philippines will have implications far beyond the South China Sea. Discuss. Examine. (200 Words)

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

3) What do you understand by “imperial overstretch”? Do you think India should spend more on defence and enhance its security in coming years? Critically comment. (200 Words)

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

4) “The talk of a Uniform Civil Code has nothing to do with gender justice. It has entirely to do with a Hindu nationalist agenda to ‘discipline’ Muslims.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

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TopicIndian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure

5) Is it time for India to add more fundamental duties to existing ones in its Constitution for citizens to abide? Discuss what are these duties and why they should be included. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 3


Topic: Resource mobilization; Economic growth

6)  What do you understand by ‘helicopter money’ in economics? Why is it used and why it in news? Examine. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 4


Topic: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions

7) The use of non-lethal weapons such as pellet guns on protesting mobs has given rise to moral and legal questions. What are they? Do you personally believe using such weapons? Comment. (200 Words)

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The Hindu