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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 26 November 2016

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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 26 November 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Salient features of Indian society; Social empowerment

1) Dalits in Gujarat are demanding five acres of land for landless households among them. Is it possible for state to redistribute land? Should it be done? Critically analyse. (200 Words)


Topic: Effects of globalization on Indian society 

2) Critically discuss how globalization is helping caste and class undergo radical change both in terms of their essence and existence.  (200 Words)


Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 

3) Had Subhas Chandra Bose continued as an ICS officer, would Indian history have been different? Critically examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies .

4) Examine why appointment of a Lokpal is getting delayed. Do you think steps such as demonetization without support and existence of institutions like Lokpal would fail to curb corruption in public life? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: India and its neighbourhood- relations;

5) It is expected that the proposed subregional connectivity projects under India’s Act East Policy would contribute to economic development of the Northeastern region and address its problems of underdevelopment. Critically examine hindrances to realization of these objectives. (200 Words)


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

6) In the light of recent agitations by ‘middle castes’ demanding reservations, do you think  there are reasons to rethink the 50% limit on reservations in India?  Critically examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Security challenges and their management

7) Discuss merits and demerits of both No First Use (NFU) and pre-emptive nuclear strike policies. In your opinion, which suits India more? Justify. (200 Words)


The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Work culture

8) In your opinion, what steps should be taken to create  an ethical workplace? Illustrate with an example. (150 Words)