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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 September 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 September  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Poverty and developmental issues

1) Analyse why achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is important for India. (200 Words)

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Topic: Role of women

2) “Economic freedom and legal status of women are the determinants of economic growth and development.” Illustrate. (200 Words)


Topic: Globalization

3) Critically discuss failures of globalization and their implications. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

TopicMechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections

4) Refugees are often seen as harbingers of socioeconomic instability in host countries. Do you agree? Critically comment. (200 Words)


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

5) The Congo crisis of 1960s is said to be an excellent instance of India’s active role in securing the international order. Examine why. (200 Words)


TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations.

6) Critically analyse efforts made by India to mend its relations with Nepal and Afghanistan in recent months. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 3

Topic; Issues relating to intellectual property rights

7) In its much awaited judgment in the Delhi University photocopying case the Delhi High Court has dismissed the copyright infringement petition initiated by three publishers against a photocopy shop located in the premises of Delhi University. Critically discuss the issues this case has given rise on copyright issue and also examine global implications of this judgement. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in public administration

8) “Those looking for loopholes are always one step ahead of those seeking to plug them.” Critically comment in the context of public administration and Indian politics. (150 Words)

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