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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 April 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 April 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 the causes, consequences and significance of the Royal Indian Navy’s uprising in 1946. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 2


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

2) The union government has decided to set up a National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (NCSEdBC) in place of the existing National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC). In your opinion, what should be the mandate of NCSEdBC? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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

3) Recently, the President of United States signed an executive order, ostensibly promoting U.S. energy independence and economic growth. What exactly did he authorise, what are its implications, and what does it mean for India’s strategic interests in energy and climate change? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

4) Around 8-10% of India’s population lives with disabilities, with an equal number constituting the aged. How can government ensure ensure disability-inclusive development, especially in its push for digital economy? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

5) In its order on banning sale of liquor near National and State highways, the Supreme Court asserted that the proscription would cover not just retail outlets but hotels and bars too. Critically comment on this order. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Economic growth and development

6) Which factors determine economic growth? Examine the trend in these factors in India during last five years and their effect on India’s economic growth. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Food security; Environmental pollution

7) A recent UN report on synthetic pesticides has stated that use of these pesticides is a short-term solution that undermines the right to adequate food and health for present and future generations. Do you agree? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic: Disaster and disaster management.

8) What causes heat waves in India? How should India cope with increasing intensity and frequency of heat waves? (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Economic growth, resource mobilization

9) What are the sources of funds for companies other than banks? Do you think bank credit still plays an important role in funding companies? Should India should gradually move away from the dependence on banks? Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 4


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

10) Briefly examine Immanuel Kant’s views on ethics. Also compare his views with the views of proponents of utilitarianism.  (150 Words)

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