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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)
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)
Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these
The Hindu (UPSC may not ask questions like this, but forming an objective opinion is necessary – whatever it is)
Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure
General Studies – 3
Topic: Resource mobilization; Economic growth
General Studies – 4
Topic: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions