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

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

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General Studies – 1;


 

Topic:  Culture and diversity of India

1) Is cultural nationalism illiberal? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues

2) Critically examine the debilitating effect of colonialism on the Indian economy. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:  Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.

3) Discuss critically the magnitude and nature of the growing influence of business houses in Indian elections. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

The Indian Express

 

 

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

4) What do you understand by de-hyphenated foreign policy? It is said that hyphenated foreign policy had handicapped our ability to forge ties that help our national interests. Do you think de-hyphenation would help Indian interests better? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:  Money-laundering and its prevention

5) What do you understand by a shell company? Discuss the issues associated with these companies and government action against them. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic: Indian economy – growth and development

6) What does the mid-year Economic Survey II tell about status of Indian economy today? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

 


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

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

7) Define following with suitable examples:

a) Deontology

b) Categorial imperative

c) Utilitarianism

d) Rights

e) Virtue

f) Justice

 

Note: Day after tomorrow there will be questions on the topic Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

Topic: Definitions of important theories (ex Deontology, Utilitarianism etc)