[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 September 2016
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: World geography
Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
2) “For multiple reasons, Indian cities are largely auto-constructed. Put simply: they have been built not by the intentions of planners or architects but by people themselves.” What challenges this type of urbanization in India has posed to dwellers and policymakers? Examine. (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: Functioning of judiciary
Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, .
4) Locally or globally, mosquito-borne viruses are in various states of evolution and emergence, fuelled directly by the weapons humans use against them, from pesticides to drugs. Discuss the causes and mechanism of emergence of mosquito borne diseases such as Zika and India’s readiness in dealing with such diseases. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
Topic: Conservation; EIA
Topic: Infrastructure; Industrial policies
7) Examine on what basis the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act sets out the categories of projects that would fall under public purpose, and allows acquisition for private companies. Do you think the recent Supreme Court judgment on SIngur land acquisition will deter fresh investment by the private sector? Examine. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance;
8) Do you agree with the view that religion and politics are two pillars holding up society and it is in the interest of society that they both should maintain from each other? Critically comment. (150 Words)