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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 03 November 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 03 November 2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Secularism; Communalism; Salient features of Indian society

1) In recent years, Indian society is experiencing polarisation and expression of anger against minorities and lower caste people is taking bold shapes.  Critically examine the causes and consequences of this disturbing trend. (200 Words)

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Topic: Role of women; Social empowerment

2) Why does domestic violence against women continue despite stringent laws? Why do women continue in abusive relationships in India? Critically examine. (200 Words)

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Topic: Poverty and developmental issues

3) Why the idea of a unconditional basic income (UBI) has resurfaced, gathering impressive support? Do you think UBI can be implemented by taxing the rich? Critically comment. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2


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

4) Do you think India’s dismay over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is unfounded? Substantiate. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 3


Topic: Cropping pattern; Marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints;

5) Maharashtra is the largest producer of sugar in India, contributing almost 37 per cent of the total national output. Critically discuss recent problems in the sector in Maharashtra. Also analyse performance of private sugar factories vis a vis sugar cooperatives in Maharashtra. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Employment.

6) In a significant judgment, recently the Supreme Court ruled that contract workers should get the same pay as permanent workers. Critically discuss the likely consequences of this ruling. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Environmental pollution

7) The national capital and several other cities suffer crippling pollution in the post-monsoon and winter months. Why? Also examine why government policies have failed to address this pollution problem. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Agriculture – issues

8) The potential of the agriculture sector to become a growth engine for India and food provider to the world can definitely be achieved. How it can be achieved? Discuss. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethics in public administration

9) Critically examine ethical issues involved in extrajudicial killings by the state. (150 Words)

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