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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 26 May 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 26 May 2017

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Political philosophies – their forms and effect on the society.

1) Differentiate between liberalism and liberalisation. Examine how liberalisation has affected liberalism, especially in Indian education system. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

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

2) Examine why the Indian diaspora have preferred to vote for Labour Party in the UK over the years. Is this preference changing now? Also examine how the policies of two major parties in the UK have affected Indian community there. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

3) Discuss the important recommendations made by the Law Commission in its 268th Report. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 

4) Throw light on mandate and functions of the International Court Justice (ICJ) as being revealed in the recent Kulbhushan Jadhav case. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Agriculture

5) “Floating the idea of taxing income is a great disservice to the agrarian sector, which is in deep crisis.” Substantiate. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Indian economy – employment

6) The latest National Sample Survey (NSS) data for 2011-12 show unemployment was only 2.2% of the labour force. Is this data reliable? If unemployment is high, where are the opportunities for India to create more jobs? Examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in human actions

7) What are the ways through which values can be inculcated in children? Discuss. (150 Words)