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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 October 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 October  2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies

1) In your opinion, what measures should be taken by the government to make cities inclusive? Discuss. (200 Words)

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Topic: Social empowerment

2) Does free market help in empowerment of oppressed group such as Dalits? Is it happening in India? If yes, what are its consequences? Critically examine. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2


Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

3) Recently Saudi Arabia sold $ 17.5 billion worth of sovereign bonds. Why is this event considered significant? How this might affect Indian workers in Saudi Arabia? Analyse. (200 Words)

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

4) The world at large does not see terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir as part of the global terrorism which threatens international peace and security. In the light of this understanding, do you think India is wasting its various opportunities to discuss other important issues at multilateral fora by highlighting the issue of cross border terrorism alone? Critically comment. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 3


Topic: Basics of cyber security

5) Discuss the necessity of and measures being taken to introduce strong cyber security framework for banking sector in India. (200 Words)

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Topic:Awareness in the fields of IT; Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth

6) Analyse the reasons behind poor performance of Indian information technology (IT) services companies in recent years. (200 Words)

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

7) It seems that India is moving to a multiplicity of rates under GST including cess, and is likely to end up with a relatively high GST rate. Do you think this is good for economy? Is there a correlation between reforms of direct taxes and GST? Discuss. (200 Words)

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Topic: Economy basics

8) What do you understand by technological stagnation and secular stagnation? Are they interrelated? Examine. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 4


Topic: Political attitude; Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government 

9) Recently Chief Minister (CM) of Maharashtra brokered a  peace deal between a movie producer and a political party that had demanded ban on movie for allowing Pakistani actors to act in it. Do you think public servants holding highest offices such as of CM’s office should broker such deals? In your opinion, what alternative options could CM have used to resolve the situation? Discuss. (200 Words)

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