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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 08 February 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 08 February 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.

1) Discuss critically the role played by moderates in India’s national movement, especially by Dadabhai Naoroji and Phirojshah Mehta. (200 Words)

Struggle for India’s Independence, Bipan Chandra

Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 

2) In what ways ideology and methods of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad differed from Mahatma Gandhi’s vis a vis in playing their role in India’s national movement. (200 Words)

Bipan Chandra, Struggle for India’s Independence

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General Studies – 2


Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests,

3) What is Agenda 2063? Discuss its benefits for India and the world. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:India and neighbours

4) The clamour for security, accountability and transparency is leading to unfettered increase in the power of states. In the light of recent amendment to the Section 132 of the Income Tax Act and similar measures related to Aadhaar, critically comment how these measures affect citizens and governance. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

5) Do you think uniformity in the form of NEET should be thrust on a country that has wide regional, economic and linguistic disparities? What was the rationale for the Supreme Court to support its introduction? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

6) What will be the likely impact of GST on per capita income of the states? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 3


Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

7) The Indian military has to constantly focus on its size, equipment, and operational structures to remain an agile, efficient, and smart force capable of meeting present-day challenges and undertaking the full spectrum of operations. How can it be done? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic: Sources of ethical guidance

8) What are the sources of ethical guidance? Write a note on few of them highlighting how they act as sources  of ethical guidance. (200 Words)

General