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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 August 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 August  2016

Archives – Secure 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues

1) Critically analyse the nature of cow protection movement in pre and post independent India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interest

2) Critically analyse India’s policy vis a vis SAARC and Pakistan. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


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

3) Discuss how USA can help advance the cause of arms control, Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Issues of governance; Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors

4) Is India ready to host Olympics? Do you think hosting the Olympic will act as a tool of development fo rthe host country? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


TopicIssues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein

5) Do you think competitive federalism is working in India? Discuss. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Economics of animal-rearing

6) Recently, Water Resources Minister  told Lok Sabha that the government was planning to create “fish ladders” in the Ganga near the Farakka Barrage to help hilsa travel upstream to spawn. What do you understand by fish ladders? What’s the purpose of this move? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


Topic: Issues relating to intellectual property rights.

7) Do you think using law enforcement approach as a primary tactic to fight digital piracy would help the cause? What other approaches can be used? Analyse. (200 Words)



TopicIndian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment

8) What do you understand by Restrictive Interest Rate Policies (RIRP), Zero Interest Rate Policies (ZIRP) and Negative Interest Rate Policies (NIRP)? It is said that RIRP will not lead to higher inflation even though ZIRP and NIRP generate and entrench deflation. Elaborate. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Attitude; moral and political attitudes

9) In your opinion, what qualities should a person aspiring to become the Prime Minister of India should have? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu