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Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – December 16



Read the following questions and answer them by clicking on the links in not more than 200 words

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1.“Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind” – Mahatma Gandhi. Critically examine. (GS 4)

“अहिंसा इन्सान की सबसे बड़ी ताकत है” – महात्मा गांधी। इस बयान की जांच करें।


2.Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) is necessary for bringing unbanked to the institutional finance fold. Do you agree with this for financial inclusion of the poorer section of the Indian society? Give arguments to justify your opinion. (GS 3)
प्रधान मंत्री जन धन योजना (पी एम जे डी वाई ) बेंकरहितों को संस्थागत वित्त में लाने के लिए आवश्यक है |क्या आप सहमत है कि इससे भारतीय समाज के गरीब तबके के लोंगों का वित्तीय समावेश होगा? अपने मत की पुष्टि के लिए तर्क प्रस्तुत कीजिये |

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3.Given the vulnerability of Indian agriculture to vagaries of nature, discuss the need for crop insurance and bring out the salient features of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) (GS 3)
भारतीय कृषि की प्रकृति की अनिश्चितताओं पर निर्भरता के मद्देनजर, फसल बीमा की आवश्यकता की विवेचना कीजिए और प्रधान मंत्री फसल बीमा योजना (पी॰ एम॰ एफ॰ बी॰ वाई॰ ) की मुख्य विशेषताओं का उल्लेख कीजिए |

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4.Explain how the Uprising of 1857 constitutes an important watershed in the evolution of British policies towards colonial India.
यह स्पष्ट कीजिए कि 1857 का विप्लव किस प्रकार औपनिवेशिक भारत के प्रति ब्रिटिश नीतियों के विकासक्रम में एक महत्वपूर्ण एतिहासिक मोड है | (GS 1)

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Must Read News Articles – December 1


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The Hindu


Front Page / NATIONAL


National anthem must be played before screening of films: The Supreme Court ordered all cinema halls across the country to play the national anthem before the screening of films and that all present must “stand up in respect” till the anthem ended. It said the practice would “instill a feeling within one a sense of committed patriotism and nationalism.

Airlines seek stay on levy, HC issues notice: The Delhi High Court notices to the Centre, the Airports Authority of India and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation as the Federation of Indian Airlines (FAI) sought a stay on the government’s notification on levy of Rs.7,5000 to Rs.8,500 per flight to create a Regional Connectivity Fund (RCF).

‘Delhi government worried about everything except environment’: The National Green Tribunal expressed displeasure over the Delhi government and the municipal corporations’ failure to come to a consensus over the total quantum of waste generated in the Capital.

Afghanistan, India hope to corner Pakistan: India is hoping to corner Pakistan on the issue of “cross-border terrorism” at the Heart of Asia conference in Amritsar this weekend.

Route all wages via bank accounts:Govt.: The Centre has asked all employers and contractors to ensure that wages are paid to all employees, including casual and contract workers, through cheques or electronic transfers into a bank account.

Cap on Jan Dhan withdrawal: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to limit cash withdrawals from Jan Dhan accounts at Rs. 10,000 per month to avoid misuse.


Editorial/OPINION


Provocation at Nagrota: The attack comes just two months after militants stormed an Army camp in Uri, resulting in the death of 19 soldiers.

India’s missing girl children: It is a cruel irony of a fast-growing India that there are fewer and fewer girls as a ratio of total births, as a result of complex factors that include parental preference.

Reeling out patriotism: The Supreme Court’s ruling on the national anthem is yet another instance of the movies being a soft target for tokenistic measures.


ECONOMY


Agriculture spurs GDP growth to 7.3%: GDP growth accelerated in the second quarter of this financial year to 7.3 per cent on the back of a stronger performance in the agriculture sector.

Trade costs of India remain high: UN body: The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said that the international and intra-regional trade costs of India remained higher compared with the trade costs of best-performing economies in Asia and the Pacific, although a declining trend has been observed since 2009.


ART AND CULTURE


Cuban rumba and Ugandan music now on UNESCO’s heritage list: Cuba’s sensual rumba dance and Belgium’s thriving beer culture brought new effervescence to UNESCO’s coveted list of “intangible” heritage.


Indian Express


How to sow a reform: Some ways to relieve the pain of demonetization in rural India.


Live Mint


What does the currency ban mean for banks?: They may not be in a position to significantly increase lending and their capital base may get worse.