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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 12 April 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 12 April 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable


General Studies – 1;


Topic:  Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country

1) In your opinion, what are the reasons for very low (7%) voter turnout in recent by-poll election in Srinagar? It is argued that percentage of voter turnout has been an indicator of for or anti – India sentiments in the Kashmir valley since independence. Do you agree? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


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

2) Discuss critically concerns raised against setting up of the proposed National Commission for the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (NCSEBC). (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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

3) What stakes does India have in the larger Indo-Pacific region? Critically examine if India’s is moving in right trajectory to play major role in the Indio-Pacific region. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

4) In the light of the latest (2016) University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines on MPhil and PhD, critically analyse how these guidelines would impact research and quality of education in Indian universities. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, 

5) Do you think states in India should have greater freedom to pursue cross-border economic partnerships with neighbouring countries and beyond? Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 3


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

6) Many car makers around the world have recalled their cars over faulty airbags. What is the mechanism behind working of an airbag? What threats does faulty airbags pose to passengers? (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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

7) How the growing integration of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI)-based technologies and robotics in all our core industrial sectors is threatening jobs? In this scenario, how should government create more jobs? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


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

8) Briefly discuss Friedrich Nietzsche’s views on morality. (150 Words)

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