[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 08 November 2016
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General Studies – 1;
Topic:Urbanization – problems and remedies
General Studies – 2
Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability
2) Recently India hosted the ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) 57 meeting in Hyderabad. In your opinion, what should India do to have a significant say in global Internet governance? Discuss. (200 Words)
Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation
3) The law that governs cable broadcasts in India is the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act of 1995. Section 5 of this Act prohibits any cable TV transmission that is not “in conformity with the prescribed programme code”. What are the concerns raised against Section 5 of the Cable Act? Do you think similar kind of laws need judicial scrutiny before the government uses them? Critically comment. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Issues of buffer stocks and food security
4) As of now, only five States have fully executed the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 as per the provisions of the Central Act. Do you agree with the view that it’s time for a full rollout of this Act to ensure food security and enhance nutritional status? Discuss. (200 Words)
Topic:Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
Topic: Environmental pollution
General Studies – 4
Topic: Corporate governance.