[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 05 November 2016

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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 05 November 2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) Air pollution in Delhi is a result of a complex mix of anthropogenic and natural sources. Identify these sources responsible for pollution and related agencies responsible for fixing these sources. (200 Words)

Down to Earth


General Studies – 2


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

2) Bilateral ties between the India and China have been facing several challenges. WHat are these challenges? How both can fix them? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

3) Forest development corporations  (FDCs) have fell rich forests around the country to raise plantations, undermining people’s rights and biodiversity. Has India introduced guidelines to assess their impacts? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

Down to Earth


General Studies – 3


Topic: Defence indegenization; S&T

4) Recently China unveiled J-20 stealth fighters. Should India be worried? What is the principle behind working of stealth fighters? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

The Indian Express

Topic: Cropping pattern; Conservation

5) India is pushing for palm cultivation in the northeastern states of Assam, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh to increase production of oil, a commodity that costs the country millions in imports annually. Discuss ecological and economic implications of this move. (200 Words)

Down to Earth

Topic: Resource mobilization

6) “The cess on top of GST to be levied on luxury and sin goods is neither desirable nor efficient.” Examine why. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethics in public administration

7) Recently, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry directed Hindi television channel NDTV India to be taken off air for 24 hours on November 9. What ethical issues does this directive give rise to? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu