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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 23 September 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 23 September  2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Population and associated issues,

1) Our world is estimated to currently host 7.4 billion people, and this is projected to rise to 8.5 billion in 2030 and 9.9 billion in 2050. How will increase in population affect SDGs? Do you think Africa should be blamed for increasing population? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein

2) Reconciling diverse preferences of all the member States of the GST Council to determine a uniform set of indirect taxes across the nation is a huge task. How can GST Council accomplish this mission? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicIndia and  its neighborhood- relations

3) A non-military option of the abrogation of the 56-year-old Indus Waters Treaty by India – that defines the water-sharing arrangement for six rivers of the Indus basin that flow through both India and Pakistan – is suggested to teach Pakistan a lesson. Should India do this? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations

4) Do you think India’s own lack of coherent strategy is to blame for Pakistan’s repeated involvement in sponsoring terrorist attacks against India? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic; Changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

5) The leather has been identified as a sector worthy of promotion by the current government under its Make in India programme. In the light of ‘Gau Rakshak’ movements, critically discuss the challenges faced by this industry in its growth. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in public administration

6) What issues does prison deaths give rise to? Assuming you are in charge of a prison where prisoners with suicide tendencies are imprisoned, what measures will you take to prevent suicides in prison? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour

7) What do you understand by guilt proneness? How does it influence our behavior in the workplace and beyond? Examine. (150 Words)