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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 06 August 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 06 August  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: World geography; Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

1) Does monsoon rain reduce pollution level in Indian cities? Examine the factors that result in seasonal variation in air pollution. (200 Words)



Topic:Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

2) “The remains of Buddhist architecture and sculpture at Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh tell the story of the rise, flowering and gradual decline of Buddhism in India.” Discuss. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

3) “Instead of focussing on 100 per cent voter turnout, the Election Commission should focus on zero per cent bribing of voters.”  Critically comment. (200 Words)


Topic: Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders

4) Briefly discuss the nature and objectives of the Narmada Bachao Andolan. Do you think such movements today more relevant than ever? Critically comment. (200 Words)


Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections

5) Critically discuss the socio-economic status of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) and impact of government policies on their wellbeing. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 3

Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism.

6) Write a critical note on the genesis and demands of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) movement, and the response of Indian government to this movement. (200 Words)


Topic: Resource mobilization; Indian economy

7) Do you think the issue of wilful default is often lost in the overall discussion of stressed assets in the banking sector and undue focus of the central government on bank’s non performing assets? What should be done to address the issue of wilful defaulting? Discuss. (200 Words)


Topic:Effects of liberalization on the economy

8) Critically discuss the impact of economic liberalization on R&D and innovation in indigenous product development in India. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical issues in international relations

9) From ethical perspective, do you think dropping nuclear bombs on Japanese cities was justified? Analyse both sides of argument. (150 Words)

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