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

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

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Poverty and developmental issues

1) According to the latest Global Hunger Index, India has a ‘serious’ hunger problem with 15.2% of its citizens undernourished and 38.7% of under-five children stunted. Critically examine causes and importance of this finding for India. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic: e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential;

2) Examine how the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and its proposed new version UPI 2.0 will benefit India. (200 Words)


Topic:Important aspects of governance

3) Recently, many committees such as GST council, monetary policy committee have been set up to take important decisions concerning Indian economy. Do you think these new institutional arrangements are good for India? Discuss. (200 Words)


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

4) Recently, Hungary voted in favour of anti-migrant and anti-refugee campaign in a referendum. In this light, discuss the refugee crisis in Europe and the role of EU in resettling refugees. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Resource mobilization

5) For the union government, recent auction of 2350 megahertz of telecom spectrum was disappointing as only few telcos participated and the revenue generated was far below expectations. What are the reasons for poor response of telcos? How will it affect consumers? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic:Ethical issues in international relations

6) On the basis of ethical considerations, should India help Yemen deal with its crisis? Comment.  (150 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Dimensions of ethics

7) Discuss various ethical issues arising out of valorisation of the military in a democracy. Based on your discussion conclude whether you support valorisation of military or not. (150 Words)

The Hindu

TopicDimensions of ethics

8) Discuss the ethical issues arising out of Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled future. (150 Words)