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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 18 July 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 18 July 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

Topic:  Poverty and developmental issues

1) Critically evaluate India’s record in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Effects of globalization on Indian society

2) Write a critical note on Hyperglobalisation and its effects, especially on India. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:  Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 

3) Differentiate between regular deliberations of the parliamentary committees and testimonies of important public officials before these committees. Do you think testimonies of public officials before the parliamentary committees should be made public and broadcast live? Comment. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic:  Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure,

4) Recently, the Uttar Pradesh government joined the 24×7 Power for All (PFA) scheme, a joint initiative of the Centre and state governments. Discuss the merits and demerits of this move. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

5) The recent report of a joint task force on social audit has made unanimous recommendations that have opened the possibilities of social audit. What are its possibilities? How can governments ensure these possibilities are realised? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

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

6) Discuss the significance of Malabar-17 exercise for the Indo-Pacific region. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Infrastructure

7) Discuss the impact of GST on infrastructure sector. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic: Employment

8) Discuss the effects of minimum wage on employment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

TopicEthics in personal and professional relations

9) Identify and comment on the personal and professional ethical issues present in the recent event where corruption and malpractices in prisons were unearthed by a lady IPS officer in Karnataka. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

Note: Tomorrow there will questions on the topic “Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators” – Mahatma Gandhi will be covered.