[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.
General Studies – 2
Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections
Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, .
Topic: Issues 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)
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)
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)
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)
Topic: Economic growth and development
General Studies – 4
Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators