[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 26 August 2016
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Political philosophies;
1) Do you think dissent, protests and debates are integral to nationalism? In the light of ongoing debate on nationalism in India, critically comment which type of nationalism you would like Indians to embrace. (200 Words)
Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
General Studies – 2
Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Human Resources.
3) Analysis of Olympic medal winners has shown that a country, no matter how small or economically weak, has won a number of medals in specific sports. Considering this fact, how can India win more medals in coming Olympics? Discuss. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic; Awareness in biotechnology; Cropping pattern
6) Examine why environmentalists and other organizations are opposing approval for the GM mustard variety by the government. Do you think approving GM crops for cultivation will benefit farmers? Examine. (200 Words)
Topic: Awareness in space
7) Recently scientists announced the discovery of an Earth-sized planet – Proxima b – orbiting the star nearest our Sun. This planet is said to have habitable features for life. Which of its features make scientists believe that Proxima b is habitable? Examine. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;