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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 August 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 August  2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:  Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps)

1) Examine why major rivers in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are prone to frequent floods. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


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

2) “The slogan ‘Assad must go’ is no longer fundamental to Turkish foreign policy.” What was the stance of Turkey when the Syrian civil war started and what has changed since then? Also examine how does India view Turkey’s involvement in the West Asian crisis. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs.

3) Do you think that the FCRA [Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act] violates international human rights standards on freedom of association? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

4) Recently, a Bill was moved in Parliament to change the names of the three Charter High Courts of Bombay, Calcutta and Madras. Do you support this Bill? Substantiate. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicDevelopment processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs,

5) The Rajya Sabha recently passed the Mental Healthcare Bill. Critically discuss the issues which this Bill strives to address. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential

6) What is Unified Payments Interface (UPI)? What are its advantages over other cashless transaction methods? Why is UPI significant to Indian economy? (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 3


Topic Disaster management

7) What does scientific management of floods constitute? Discuss in the Indian context. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Environmental pollution and degradation

8) Recently, the Road transport and highway ministry sought government to approve the Voluntary Vehicle Fleet Modernization Programme (V-VMP). What are the objectives of this program? Comment on these objectives. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government;

9) If you are in charge of addressing the unrest and healing wounds in the Kashmir Valley, what measures will you take? Justify. (150 Words)

The Hindu