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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 12 November 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 12 November 2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Role of women

1) The declining female labour force participation in India alongside high economic growth is puzzling. Critically analyse the causes. (200 Words)

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TopicRole of women; Social empowerment

2) It is often experienced in India that the women “rescued” from the sex trade riot against their rescuers. Sex workers in Hyderabad often experience rescue as a form of humanitarian violence befitting the United Nation’s definition of trafficking. Critically examine why. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2


Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, 

3) There is a disturbing tendency among States to be judges in their own cause, especially when it comes to water disputes. Why do you think this tendency is increasing? How the union government and courts are responding? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries

4) In the light of recent election of Donald Trump as  the next US President, do you think India’s democratic and electoral system is much more matured compared to the US system vis a vis electing responsible leaders of their respective countries? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Indian Constitution

5) Critically analyse forms, intentions and effects of censorship in India, which are based on the assumption that the text or film in question hurts the sentiments of some members of society. (200 Words)

EPW 

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

6) “Aimed at protecting the rights of forest dwelling tribal communities the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 promised much. However, over the years its implementation has been tardy and there have been concerted efforts to dilute it.” Critically discuss. (200 Words)

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

7) Critically evaluate implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act. (200 Words)

EPW


General Studies – 3


Topic:Linkages between development and spread of extremism

8) Analyse the causes of weakening of Left WIng Extremism in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethics in public administration

9) Is the habit of raising doubts, questioning the authorities and the police, a bad culture? Critically comment. (150 Words)

EPW