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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 05 September 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 05 September  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 

1) Compare and contrast the forms and contribution of the Musical Trinity of Carnatic music. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

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

2) Discuss the objectives and significance of the draft Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction Bill, 2016. (200 Words)

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TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, .

3) Do you think home or community schooling should be encouraged in India to provide better education to children? Discuss its merits and demerits. (200 Words)


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

4) A research has shown that economic disparity within India’s States is among the largest in the world. Discuss the causes, especially the impact of economic reforms of 1990s. Also examine impact of this disparity on Indian society and economy. (200 Words)

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

5) Do you agree with the view that the LEMOA is a critical link in the U.S.’s plans for a larger pivot towards Asia. Also, that it is intended to meet the threat from an increasingly assertive China? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic Infrastructure: Energy

6) India has set ambitious targets to achieve 175 GW of renewable capacity by 2022 and producing 1,500 million tonnes (MT) of coal by 2020. In your opinion, how can India achieve these targets? Why are they important? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Land reforms in India.

7) Land and its related laws have been used and misused in the name of welfare for a long time. In this regard, critically examine what lessons does the recent Supreme Court judgement on Singur land teach to governments and private players. (200 Words)


TopicEconomic growth and development

8) “The only sustainable competitive advantage for a nation or an enterprise is to learn and change faster than others.” Discuss relevance of this statement for India. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators

9) Recently, Mother Teresa was declared a saint by Pope Francis at a special ceremony in the Vatican. How does events like this help society? Critically examine. (150 Words)

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