[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 September 2016
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.
1) This year, floods have occurred even in areas that are arid or have received less than normal rainfall. As erratic weather events become more common with climate change, India urgently needs to formulate a national flood management policy. Discuss. (200 Words)
Topic: Role of women; Social empowerment
General Studies – 2
Topic: Functioning of judiciary
Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, .
Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.
Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections
6) “By institutionalising child labour in family-based occupations under the age of 14 years and permitting the employmentÂ of children in many hazardous occupations, India has failed its children.” In the light of the new Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill 2016, critically comment. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Challenges to internal security
7) The Government of Maharashtra plans to enact the Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act (MPISA), 2016 to effectively deal with terrorism, insurgency, communalism and caste violence that the state faces. Discuss the criticism made against MPISA. (200 Words)
Topic: Indigenization of technology and developing new technology
8) Experts argue that the French procurement model is a lesson for India to streamline its defence acquisition process under Make in India initiative. In the light of India’s defence procurement problems discuss how the French model would help India. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Ethical dilemma in public and private institutions