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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 October 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 October  2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Indian culture

1) Do you think courses in yoga and Indian culture should mandatorily be introduced in all schools, colleges and universities across India? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2


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

2) Critically discuss various issues involved in India’s development cooperation programme for poor and developing countries. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic:Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential

3) It is said that latest available internationally comparable data shows that moving towards a cashless economy remains a Herculean challenge for India. Examine why. (200 Words)

Livemint

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

4) “The moment for turning the Bay of Bengal into a zone of regional cooperation may finally be with India thanks to a number of recent developments.” Which are these developments? Discuss why they are in favour of India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3


Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment

5) Discuss the importance of the contract theory for which 2016 economics Nobel Prize was awarded. (200 Words) 

Livemint

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.

6) Why do Pakistan continues to support terrorism as a state policy against India? Is the threat of major military action by India—one that suffices to punish the Pakistani military but also poses risks of significant escalation— a good option for India to punish Pakistan? Critically comment. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic:Indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

7) Write a critical note on India’s the Very Short Range Air Defence Systems (VSHORAD) program. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic:Ethical issues in international relations

8) In the light of growing hostilities between India and Pakistan, is it ethical to keep Pakistani artistes out of India? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Indian Express