Mains Marathon

Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – December 7


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

Time: 40 Minutes

1.There has been a decline in the share of rural population in total migration in recent years. Why? Also list the conventional causes behind urban migration in India. (GS 1)

हाल के वर्षों में कुल प्रवास में ग्रामीण आबादी की हिस्सेदारी में गिरावट आई है। क्यूं? इसके अलावा, भारत में शहरों की ओर पलायन के पीछे पारंपरिक कारणों की सूची लिखे


2.Write a short note on the origin and purpose of Heart of Asia Conference. Examine the outcome of the recently held Amritsar Declaration. (GS 2)

हार्ट ऑफ एशिया सम्मेलन के उद्देश्य और मूल पर एक संक्षिप्त नोट उत्‍तर लिखें।  हाल ही में आयोजित अमृतसर घोषणा के परिणाम की जांच करें।


3.The condition of Institutes of Higher education can be vastly improved if the States are involved in Higher education. Comment. Also examine the reasons why this has not happened. (GS 2)

उच्च शिक्षा के संस्थानों की हालत में बेहद सुधार किया जा सकता है अगर राज्य को उच्च शिक्षा में शामिल कर रहे हैं। टिप्पणी करें। इसके अलावा, कौन कौन से कारणों से यह नहीं हुआ है जांच करें।

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4.Highlight the significance and implications of a low Tax-to-GDP Ratio on the Indian social contract. (GS 3)

कम कर-जीडीपी अनुपात के महत्व और निहितार्थ का भारतीय सामाजिक अनुबंध पर प्रकाश डालें ।

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Download UPSC Mains 2016 Essay Question Paper

Dear Aspirants,

Click Here for UPSC Mains 2016 Question Papers : General Studies

So the big day has arisen. The UPSC Mains 2016 Essay Paper just got over. The Essay Paper of UPSC Mains 2016 is of 250 marks and candidates had to write two essays. Interestingly, unlike the essay paper of Mains last year, the essay paper of Mains this year in 2016 did not have philosophical topics. Rather the essay topics asked this year were more from current affairs.

Instructions: Write two essays, choosing one from each of the following Section A & B, in about 1000-1200 words.

Total Marks : 250

Section A

1. If development is not engendered, it is endangered.

2. Need brings greed, if greed increases it spoils breed

3. Water disputes between states in federal India

4. Innovation is the key determinant of economic growth and social welfare

Section B

1. Cooperative federalism: Myth or reality

2. Cyberspace and internet: Blessing or curse to the human civilization in the long run

3. Near jobless growth in India: An anomaly or an outcome of economic reforms

4. Digital economy: A leveller or a source of economic inequality

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