Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 13

Archives  Q1- Recently, Niti Aayog has  launched the ‘Ease of Doing business report’, what are the major findings of this report?What  are the major government measures to bring India’s ranking on “ease of doing business” at par with the global ranking? Ans: Niti Aayog recently launched the Ease of doing business report based on an… Continue reading Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 13

Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 12

Archives   1. The commerce and industry ministry has outlined its new priorities. The priorities include firming up a district-wise industrial investment plan. What was the reason for shift in priorities and change of plan. What are the main objectives of the new plan? The Hindu Commerce Ministry has said that the ministry is looking at… Continue reading Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 12

Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 11

Archives  1.India and China have put up a united front in the recent BRICS summit. What is the significance of the recent BRICS meet for India and China relations? What are the key lessons learnt for India from the Doklam standoff? Discuss. (GS 2) Both India and China have proposed a revival of the Panchsheel… Continue reading Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 11

Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 7

Archives  1. What is the significance of BRICS in India’s context? Can the present India-China issues negatively impact the BRICS agenda?(GS 2) The HIndu  Introduction about BRICS: It began as an acronym coined by investment bankers at Goldman Sachs in 2001to symbolise the engines of economic growth in the twenty first century. BRICS has evolved into something much bigger… Continue reading Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 7

Synopsis : Mains Marathon Answers – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 8

Archives   1. The nine–judge Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court has ruled that individual privacy is intrinsic to life and liberty. What was the Supreme Court verdict on homosexuality in the privacy judgment? What implications does the ruling have on Section 377?(GS 2) Synopsis: In the introduction you can provide a brief history of section 377 in India and… Continue reading Synopsis : Mains Marathon Answers – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 8

Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 30th

Archives   Do you think labor reforms are necessary in India? Discuss the problems with Indian labour laws. What has the government been doing in this regard? (GS 1) Link | TOI  Labour reforms in India:- The Second National Commission on Laboursuggested the formulation of labour codes similar to those in Russia, Germany, Poland, Hungary and Canada. To gain the… Continue reading Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 30th

Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 6

Archives   1. Do you think that India is able to link its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) efforts with its global ambitions? Discuss.(GS 3) Live Mint Introduction :- India’s voluntary reporting at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on sustainable development was the perfect opportunity to not only present India’s commendable achievements since the SDGs were adopted in… Continue reading Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 6

Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 5

Archives   1.Critically examine the working of various crop insurance schemes. (GS 3) Link  Introduction:- With the rise in droughts and floods due to climate change agriculture has become more vulnerable. It is necessary to protect the farmers from natural calamities and ensure their credit eligibility for the next season. For this purpose, the Government of India introduced many… Continue reading Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 5

Synopsis : Mains Marathon Answers – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 6

Archives 1. Do you think that India is able to link its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) efforts with its global ambitions? Discuss.(GS 3) Live Mint Synopsis: In the introduction you can narrate in detail the importance of sustainable development goals in the current simplex content in world scenario. In the first half you can elaborate on the… Continue reading Synopsis : Mains Marathon Answers – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 6

Synopsis : Mains Marathon Answers – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 5

Archives 1. Critically examine the working of various crop insurance schemes. (GS 3) Link  Synopsis: In the introduction you can start with why crop insurance is very necessary for agriculture and why government implements crop insurance schemes What are the crop insurance schemes launched so far.Mention the names of important schemes like Weather based national crop insurance… Continue reading Synopsis : Mains Marathon Answers – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 5

Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 4

Archives  1. Critically examine the provisions of the National IPR Policy. Mention some benefits of this policy. Introduction: The National IPR Policy is a vision document that aims to create and exploit synergies between all forms of intellectual property (IP), concerned statutes and agencies. It will provide the future roadmap for intellectual property in India and is the… Continue reading Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 4

Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 1

Archives  1. Analyze the circumstances that led to the Tashkent agreement. Did it achieve its objectives? Introduction: Tashkent agreement brought an end to the armed conflict between India and Pakistan in 1965.Both the countries prime ministers signed the agreement to declare their firm resolve to restore normal and peaceful relations between their countries and to promote… Continue reading Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 1

Synopsis : Mains Marathon Answers – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 4

Archives 1. Critically examine the provisions of the National IPR Policy. Mention some benefits of this policy. Synopsis: In the introduction write about the national IPR policy and why was it framed. Points in this regard are :- Lays the future roadmap of intellectual property rights in India Provides synergies amongst IP,agencies etc. Reiterates India’s commitment… Continue reading Synopsis : Mains Marathon Answers – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 4

Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 29

Archives Below are the answers of UPSC Mains Marathon Current Affairs Questions – August 29. 1. NITI Aayog has stated that not unemployment but a“severe under-employment” is the main problem facing the country. How is underemployment different from unemployment? Discuss the major factors behind underemployment in India, and government initiatives for handling the same. (GS 1) The Hindu | Link Underemployment : Underemployment… Continue reading Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 29

Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 28

Archives Below are the answers of UPSC Mains Marathon Current Affairs Questions – August 28. 1. The recent report of the Justice B.N. Srikrishna committee has recommended several changes in the Indian arbitration law and institutional mechanisms to promote arbitration in India. Discuss its key recommendations on bilateral investment treaty (BIT) arbitration. Do you think that Srikrishna committee… Continue reading Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 28

Synopsis : Mains Marathon Answers – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 1

Archives 1. Analyze the circumstances that led to the Tashkent agreement. Did it achieve its objectives? Synopsis: In the Introduction, a short note on Tashkent agreement can be written like It brought an end to the armed conflict between India and Pakistan in 1965. In the body first answer what circumstances led to the signing… Continue reading Synopsis : Mains Marathon Answers – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – September 1

Suggested Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 22

Archives Below are the suggested answers of UPSC Mains Marathon Current Affairs Questions – August 22. Note: The suggested answers are indicative only, and not exhaustive. 1. What is Corporate Governance? Discuss the benefits and weakness of Corporate Governance in India.(GS 3) The Hindu | Link  Corporate governance:- Corporate governance is the system of rules, practices and processes by which a company is directed… Continue reading Suggested Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 22

Suggested Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 21

Archives Below are the suggested answers of UPSC Mains Marathon Current Affairs Questions – August 21. Note: The suggested answers are indicative only, and not exhaustive. 1. Affordability is an issue preventing poor Indians from getting proper health care. Suggest ways to make market-based health care more affordable in India.(GS 1) The Hindu Introduction :- In India healthcare has become a luxurious… Continue reading Suggested Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 21

Suggested Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 17

Archives Below are the suggested answers of UPSC Mains Marathon Current Affairs Questions – August 17. Note: The suggested answers are indicative only, and not exhaustive. 1. Can the proposal to create an All-India Judicial Service (AIJS) along the lines of the All India Services (AIS) address the multiple problems in the judiciary? The problems of the Indian judiciary at all levels have… Continue reading Suggested Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 17

Suggested Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 18

Archives Below are the suggested answers of UPSC Mains Marathon Current Affairs Questions – August 18. Note: The suggested answers are indicative only, and not exhaustive. 1. Low income of farmers results into large incidence of farmers committing suicide all over the country. What needs to be done to address farmer’s suicide? Suggest steps to increase farmers’ income in India.(GS 3) The… Continue reading Suggested Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 18

Suggested Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 16

Archives Below are the suggested answers of UPSC Mains Marathon Current Affairs Questions – August 16. Note: The suggested answers are indicative only, and not exhaustive. 1. Discuss the advantages and limitations of solar energy as a renewable resource. Which geographical features are conducive for tapping solar energy?(GS 1) Link-1 | Link-2 | Link-3 Introduction: For the energy security of India,it is concentrating on energy efficient and… Continue reading Suggested Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 16

Suggested Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 15

Archives Below are the suggested answers of UPSC Mains Marathon Current Affairs Questions – August 15. Note: The suggested answers are indicative only, and not exhaustive. 1. Do you think that China’s increasing aggressive policy is hurting its neighbours especially India? Examine the reasons for China’s conflicts with its neighbours. Indian Express |  Financial Times Yes,the aggressive policy of China is hurting its neighbours:-… Continue reading Suggested Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 15

Suggested Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 14

Archives Below are the suggested answers of UPSC Mains Marathon Current Affairs Questions – August 14. Note: The suggested answers are indicative only, and not exhaustive. 1. India must regain its role as a prime mover of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Critically analyze India’s role in SAARC to counter China’s aggression. Do you think SAARC is relevant… Continue reading Suggested Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 14

Suggested Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 8

Archives Below are the suggested answers of UPSC Mains Marathon Current Affairs Questions – August 8. Note: The suggested answers are indicative only, and not exhaustive. 1. The RCEP is billed as an FTA between the 10-member ASEAN bloc and its six FTA partners. Examine the future of RCEP in the present context of India China relationship.(GS 2) The Hindu | The Hindu… Continue reading Suggested Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 8

Suggested Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 11

Archives Below are the suggested answers of UPSC Mains Marathon Current Affairs Questions – August 11. Note: The suggested answers are indicative only, and not exhaustive. 1. Discuss the important objectives of Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006. Examine the impact of child marriage on maternal mortality and right to education.(GS 1) The Hindu | NCW | Link Introdution: According to 2001 census, there are 1.5 millions of girls in… Continue reading Suggested Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 11

Suggested Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 10

Archives Below are the suggested answers of UPSC Mains Marathon Current Affairs Questions – August 10. Note: The suggested answers are indicative only, and not exhaustive. 1. Discuss the key features of the National Food Security Act, 2013. Examine the major problems and challenges in implementation of the act.(GS 2) The Hindu Key features of national food security act,2013:- Life cycle approach:… Continue reading Suggested Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 10

Suggested Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 9

Archives Below are the suggested answers of UPSC Mains Marathon Current Affairs Questions – August 9. Note: The suggested answers are indicative only, and not exhaustive. 1. How can India find a solution to the boundary stand-off with China at the Doka La tri-junction? Do you think that the stand-off between India and China was avoidable? Give your opinion.(GS 2) Link | Live Mint | Outlook | Indian… Continue reading Suggested Answers: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 9

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 7

Archives 1. Discuss the salient features of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and examine its importance. (GS 2) The Hindu | Link | PRS Salient features of motor vehicles bill 2016 :- The Bill amends the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 to address issues such as third party insurance, regulation of taxi aggregators, and road safety. Under the Act, theliability of the… Continue reading Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 7

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 3

Archives Critically analyze the important provisions under Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005. Why does domestic violence against women continue despite stringent laws? Examine.(GS 1) Indian Express | Link Important provisions of domestic violence act :- In India, the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act of 2005defines and covers the domestic violence against women. Apart from the… Continue reading Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 3

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 4

Archives 1. Adoption of the historic United Nations pact to ban nuclear weapons underscores a paradigm shift in the discourse on global disarmament. Do you think that a complete ban on nuclear weapons is necessary? Give arguments in favor of your answer.(GS 2) Link | The Hindu Introduction:- This year’s multilateral negotiations toward a legally binding prohibition on nuclear weapons… Continue reading Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 4

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 2

Archives 1. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using renewable energy in India. Elucidate the challenges and strategies for maximizing the use of renewable energy resources.(GS 3) Live Mint | Link Advantages of using renewable energy :- As it is renewable it is therefore sustainable and so will never run out. Renewable energy facilities generally require less maintenance than traditional… Continue reading Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 2

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 1

Archives 1. Describe the objectives of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Discuss the various challenges faced in its implementation.(GS 1) The Hindu Introduction: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched with an aim to make India clean. The Aim is to provide sanitation facilities to every family, including toilets, solid and liquid waste disposal systems, village cleanliness, and safe and adequate… Continue reading Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – August 1

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 31

Archives 1. Financial sector is backbone of the Indian economy. Discuss the factors affecting financial system of India. Suggest solutions to improve the financial sector in India.(GS 3) The Hindu | Link Factors affecting financial system in India :- The inability of banks to quickly enforce security and access to collateral, and the capital constraints in recognizing large… Continue reading Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 31

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 28

Archives 1. The Gorkhaland movement is a long standing quest for a separate State of Gorkhaland. Discuss the roots and causes of the present Gorkhaland movement in India. Is under-development a core issue for the demand of a separate Gorkhaland? Examine.(GS 2) The Hindu Introduction: In 1907, the Hillmen’s association had raised the issue of… Continue reading Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 28

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 27

Archives 1. In the last few decades, India has seen an increasing number of people migrating from rural areas to urban cities in search of work and for better living conditions. In this context, suggest steps to be taken by the government to address the growing slum issue.(GS 1) | | TOI Introduction:- Marginalisation and… Continue reading Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 27

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 26

Archives 1. The government will levy 5 per cent GST on solar panels as against earlier classification of 18 per cent. In view of this, examine the likely impact of GST on the Indian Solar Industry.(GS 3) The Hindu Introduction: With India committing to Paris climate agreement and renewable energy given more importance analyzing the… Continue reading Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 26

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 25

Archives 1. The Maharashtra Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2016 that received Presidential assent last week disallows social boycott in the name of caste, community, religion, rituals or customs. Discuss the need for such a law. How does the Act seek to prevent social boycott?(GS 2) The Hindu |… Continue reading Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 25

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 24

Archives 1. Discuss the key provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. Do you think that anything has changed since the enactment of POCSO Act in 2012? Give arguments in favor of your answer.(GS 2) PIB | Indian Express | PTI Introduction:- A 2013 survey conducted by UNICEF states that almost… Continue reading Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 24

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 21

Archives 1. Comment on the challenges countering Bilateral Investment Trade (BIT) between India and Israel. Do you think that an India-Israel BIT is possible in near future?(GS 2) The Hindu Introduction:- Bilateral merchandise trade between the two countries increased from $200 million in 1992 to around $4 billion in 2016, an increase of 2,000% in… Continue reading Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 21

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 20

Archives 1. Discuss the impact of GST in infrastructure sector. Suggest measures to be taken by the government to boost growth in infrastructure sector in India.(GS 3) Live Mint | Financial Express Introduction: Infrastructure is the backbone of Indian economy with total infrastructure spending is expected to be about 10% of GDP in the twelfth… Continue reading Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 20

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 19

Archives Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. (GS 4) Democracy by simple definition is ‘Government by the people- a form of government in which supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system’. A… Continue reading Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 19

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 18

Archives 1. Discuss the importance of the trilateral Malabar naval exercise in addressing common maritime challenges across the Indo-Pacific region.(GS 2) Indian Express Malabar naval exercise :- It is a naval exercise involving the US, Japanese and Indian maritime forces. It is aimed at “achieving deeper military ties between the three nations. Maritime challenges in… Continue reading Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 18

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 17

Archives 1. Do you think that India – Myanmar relationship is important for maintaining stability and peace in Northeast India? Discuss the challenges in India-Myanmar relations.(GS 2) The Diplomat | Link | Outlook Yes:- A porous border with enhanced commercial ties and improved infrastructure will benefit the relatively less developed northeastern states of India and… Continue reading Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 17

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 14

Archives 1. What is water cycle ? Do you think water cycle and life cycle are the same? Substantiate with examples.(GS 1) Link-1 | Link-2 Water cycle : The water cycle describes how water evaporates from the surface of the earth, rises into the atmosphere, cools and condenses into rain or snow in clouds, and… Continue reading Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 14

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 12

Archives 1. What is the Qatar crisis the world is facing today? Why is Qatar important to India? How would this crisis affect India and the world? Substantiate. (GS 2) Link-1 | Link-2 | Indian Express Qatar crisis :- The 2017 Qatar diplomatic crisisbegan when several countries abruptly cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar in… Continue reading Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 12

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 13

Archives 1. What is Transports Internationaux Routiers Convention? How does it benefit India?(GS 2) Live Mint | The HIndu Transports internationaux Routiers convention :- The multilateral international transit treaty Customs Convention on International Transport of Goods under cover of TIR Carnets is also referred to as the TIR Convention and functions under the auspices of… Continue reading Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 13

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 11

Archives 1. India is one of the worst hit countries with respect to road accidents in the world. Why is this a recurring phenomenon in India? Do you think that adequate measures are kept in place to tackle this issue? Suggest some alternative measures that are needed to change this scenario.(GS 1) The Hindu-1 |… Continue reading Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 11

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 10

Archives:(Find All Mains Marathon Questions and Answers here) 1. What is atmospheric pollution? Discuss the harmful effects of air pollution in India.(GS 3) Link-1 | Link-2 | Link-3 Atmospheric pollution:- It is the introduction of harmful particulates, biological molecules or chemical molecules into the Earth’s atmosphere. Air pollution in India is quite a serious issue… Continue reading Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 10

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 7

1. Can India play a leading role within the G20 community to address key global challenges? Discuss.(GS 3) Live Mint Introduction: India has emerged as an important member of G20 to be able to contribute and influence the reshaping of the world economic and financial order India always have raised voice for equity, equality, fair treatment… Continue reading Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – July 7