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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 September 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 September  2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Social empowerment; Capitalism

1) “Capitalism itself has coopted the caste system to enable an intensified form of the exploitation of the labour of the Scheduled Castes.”  Do you agree? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

TopicEffects of globalization on Indian society

2) It is said that the next phase of globalization will pose many challenges and opportunities for India. What will be the nature of next wave of globalization? How should India make use of this new wave? Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 2


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

3) Do you think the “SAARC minus Pakistan” plan has a better chance of addressing South Asia’s many challenges? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

4) Why achieving truce in Syria has become difficult? Do you think international institutions have failed Syrian people? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicBilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

5) The increasing number of Russia-Pakistan joint military exercises have raised many questions. Is there a shift in Russian geostrategy and linkage with China that is impacting Moscow’s relations with India? Have India’s own foreign policy shifts and new relations set off a reaction in Russia? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic; Environmental pollution

6) When India ratifies the Paris Agreement on climate change, should it fulfil all of its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)? What are the issues India is likely to face in fulfilling its INDCs? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic: Inculcating values;

7) Are human beings intrinsically good? What does research say? And what does your experience say? Discuss. (150 Words)

BBC