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[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 November 2016

[Insights Secure – 2016] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 November 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: History of the world

1) Critically analyse ideology and legacy of Fidel Castro. (200 Words) 

The Hindu

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic:Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.

2) How does recent demonetisation affect the direction of Centre-State relations? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

3) Critically comment on the provisions of the HIV Bill which was recently approved by the Union cabinet. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

4) Critically analyse various criticisms made against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic: S&T – biotechnology

5) In 2015, a team led by Utpal Tatu, professor of biochemistry, IISc, completed the genotype sequencing of Candida auris. Why genome sequencing of this species is significant? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Awareness in biotechnology

6) What are Yamanaka Genes? Discuss their significance and applications. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 

7) India’s share in world merchandise exports fell in each of the past two years, while that of China, Vietnam and Bangladesh edged up. What are the reasons for declining manufacturing growth and exports in India? Examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic:  Corporate governance.

8) It is said tat the Tata-Mistry spat highlights the failings of regulators, stock exchanges and independent directors. Discuss why. (150 Words)