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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 01 April 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 01 April 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable


General Studies – 1;


Topic:  Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes

1) Discuss various ways by which afforestation initiative can be effectively implemented with good results in reserve forest and government revenue land where forests have been destroyed. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  History of the world will include events from 18th century 

2) Critically analyse the nature of geopolitical and economic ambitions pursued by the USA, Russia and China in the post – Cold War era. Also examine where does India’s ambition fit. (200 Words)

EPW


General Studies – 2


Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

3) What are the salient features of the Treatment of Terminally Ill Patients Bill, 2016? Discuss the significance of this Bill to the euthanasia debate. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education

4) What do you understand by continuous and comprehensive evaluation and no-detention policy? Do you think current no-detention policy will help bring reforms in school education in India? Critically comment. (200 Words)

EPW

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

5) Examine the objectives of the Alma-Ata declaration and its significance for India. (200 Words)

EPW

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

6) “The US Seventh Fleet was once a threat to India; now it is deemed to be an opportunity in more than one sense.” Elaborate. (200 Words)

EPW


General Studies – 3


Topic: Infrastructure – airports;

7) Discuss the main features and significance of the Udan scheme. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it

8) Examine the impact of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme on financial inclusion. (200 Words)

EPW


General Studies – 4


Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

9) What is the good life according to Plato? Also discuss briefly his ideas on ethics. (150 Words)

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