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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 07 March 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 07 March 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable


General Studies – 1;


Topic : Salient features of world’s physical geography.

1) Examine how climate change is affecting rainforests such as Amazon rainforests in South America. (200 Words)

Goh Cheng Leong, Chapter 15

Reference


General Studies – 2


Topic: Formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity

2) Write a critical note on party and election financing in India and suggest reforms. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations. 

3) Write a brief note on the  controversy over the Tawang area between India and China. Do you think China’s objections to India’s decision of allowing Dalai Lama’s visit to Tawang is justified? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Livemint

Topic:  mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections

4) What are the objectives of Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan? Also a write a note on the ‘Inclusiveness and Accessibility Index’. (200 Words)

The Economic Survey 2016-2017, Chapter 8


General Studies – 3


Topic: Indian economic growth and development

5) What do you understand by Gross Value Added (GVA)? How is it different from GDP? Critically examine how recent demonetization has affected economic growth in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Resource mobilization

6) Of nearly 127 crore Indians, only 2.6 crore pay income tax. Do you think other Indians evade paying taxes? Critically analyse, especially by comparing with global scenario. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

7) What is Li-Fi. Discuss its advantages over Wi-Fi and its potential in India. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic: Indian economic growth and development

8) Differentiate between food inflation and core inflation. Discuss the trends in these inflations as revealed in the recent Economic Survey. (200 Words)

The Economic Survey 2016-2017, Chapter 8


General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;

9) In Digital India, every policy decision about the Internet affects the rights of citizens. Examine the legal and ethical issues involved in recent Internet shutdowns in India. (150 Words)

The Hindu