Print Friendly, PDF & Email

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 18 February 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 18 February 2017

Click on EACH question to post/read  answers.

STATIC Syllabus Timetable


General Studies – 1;


Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) Critically examine the role of urban planning in addressing urban violence in Indian cities. (200 Words)

EPW

Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues

2) Illustrate with facts the disproportionate burden that falls on women and girls due to deficiencies in sanitation facilities in India. (200 Words)

Economic Survey 2016-2017, Chapter 1


General Studies – 2


Topic:  Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary

3) Judicial review of executive action is an essential aspect of the system of checks and balances in a constitutional democracy. Is the principle of judicial review under threat, especially in USA and India? Critically examine. (200 Words)

EPW

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

4) “With other mega regional trade agreements like the Trans–Pacific Partnership in uncertainty, trade treaties like the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership will acquire greater significance beyond their original ASEAN-centred grouping.” Discuss. (200 Words)

EPW


General Studies – 3


Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security

5) Critically examine the causes of increasing number of violence against Sufi shrines by jihadists in Pakistan. Also critically comment on the Pakistan’s role in allowing the ideology of jihad to flourish. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. 

6) How can Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) act as role of model for other public sector? Discuss the factors which have contributed to ISRO’s stellar success as an organisation. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: money-laundering and its prevention 

7) Critically examine the role of black money in politics, how it is generated, its volume, its ill effects, and how it can be eliminated. (200 Words)

EPW

Topic: Indian economy – growth and development

8) In recent years, the role of ratings agencies has increasingly come into question. Examine why. Do you think the poor rating of India by these rating agencies truly reflect India’s present economic reality? (200 Words)

Economic Survey 2016-2017, Chapter 1

Topic: Indian economy – growth and development

9) When it comes to India’s reformist and market oriented credentials, the latest economic survey argues that India is not yet following the standard development model. In what ways is India different? Analyse. (200 Words)

Economic Survey 2016-2017, Chapter 2 (Page 42)

Topic: Indian economy – growth and development

10) Briefly discuss observations made by the latest Economic Survey on objectives and effects of recent demonetisation move. (200 Words)

Economic Survey 2016-2017, Chapter 3


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Conscience as source of ethical guidance

11) Define conscience. Illustrate with examples how can it act as source of ethical guidance for a civil servant. (150 Words)

General