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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 July 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 July 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

Topic:  Art and culture; Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 

1) It is said that the Rig Veda is being closer to the Zoroastrian text Avesta than to the later Vedas. Discuss significance of this fact in ongoing debate on origin and migration of Aryan race. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:  Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.  

2) In the light of GST implementation in Jammu and Kashmir, it is said that Jammu & Kashmir and India are at a constitutional crossroads of critical importance. Discuss the issue. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic:  Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

3) Write a critical note on the NITI Aayog’s Action Agenda. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic:  Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.

4) “The GST, far from being a case of “cooperative federalism”, is really an incursion into the authority that India’s States have been permitted under the Constitution.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

5) Why is deepening American cooperation in science, technology and innovation more important for India? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 

6) What do you understand by network neutrality? Why is it important in the Indian context today? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Awareness in the fields of Space

7) Write a note on the Outer Space Treaty. Is there a necessity for new space treaty today? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators

8) What lessons in ethics would you draw from life and works of India’s social reformers of 18th century? Examine (200 Words)

 

 

Note: Tomorrow there will questions on the topic Attitude: content, structure, function

Refer NCERT Class XII Psychology textbook