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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 12 September 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 12 September  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Globalization effects

1) Differentiate between globalism and globalization. Do you think both are good for the world? Substantiate. (200 Words)



Topic: Social empowerment

2) In your opinion, which solutions are needed to help annihilate caste-based exploitation in India? Has economic advancement helped achieve Dalit empowerment? Critically comment. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

3) Discuss the key factors behind the G-20’s lacklustre performance in recent years. In your opinion, what can India do to make G-20 meetings more meaningful and outcome oriented. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Role of civil services in democracy

4) Do you think IAS officers serving in their home-state are less efficient and corrupt? Giving reasons, discuss the areas for reform of Indian Administrative Service.  (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

TopicEconomic growth and development

5) Recently, former RBI governor noted that India is still a relatively poor economy and to wipe the tear from every eye, India would have to at least want to be a middle- income country. What are the features of middle-income country? Do you think India’s demographic dividend advantage is a boon in becoming middle -income country? Discuss. (200 Words)



Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

6) Recently, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) crossed an important milestone with the successful launch of weather satellite INSAT-3DR using a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV). Why is it a milestone event? How is GSLV different from PSLV, and how will its use benefit India in future? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Employment

7) In the light of recent largest labor strike held in India, critically analyse the demands of labour organizations and the need for labour reforms. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

8) Do you think the adage ‘Home is the first school and mother is the first teacher’ still holds true today? Illustrate. (150 Words)