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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 November 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 November 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Salient features of Indian society; Modern history

1) How did national leaders, especially Bal Gangadhar Tilak react to the Age of Consent Bill 1891? Should the government have anything to do with regulating our social customs or ways of living? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies

2) Cleaning up India’s air pollution problem will require a comprehensive, synergized government approach that is currently lacking. What is this comprehensive and synergized approach that’s needed which is different from earlier tactics? Examine. (200 Words)



Topic: Role of women; Social empowerment; Population issues

3) According to latest data, economic development seems to have accentuated India’s patriarchal vices and might worsen the gender imbalance in population. How bad is the gender-bias in India’s child birth within India between states and also compared to other countries? How can government address this problem? Examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary

4) Is creating an All India Judicial Service in the interest of judiciary? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 

5) Critically examine various concerns raised against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Government budgeting; Investment models

6) Public-private cooperation and private -private cooperation have been taking place for long time, but securing coordination between public-public agencies is said to be a difficult one. Why is it important to have public – public coordination? Why is it difficult to secure? Examine. (200 Words)


Topic: Employment; Security forces

7) The ex-servicemen groups demanding unconditional OROP have resumed their protest at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar. What are the major concerns of veterans? What is the major issue in implementation of OROP? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Employment

8) Recently an employment tribunal in London ruled that Uber drivers are “workers” and not “self-employed”, and therefore entitled to a minimum wage and paid leave. What implications will this ruling have on various stakeholders, including in India? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in public administration

9) Is it ethical for government to interfere in social customs or religious affairs of a community and try to regulate them through legislation? Critically comment. (150 Words)