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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 31 August 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 31 August 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

 

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

1) Discuss the contributions made by Mrs Annie Besant to India’s struggle for independence. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 2


 

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

2) Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, which defines rapes, makes an exception for marital rape. What’s the basis of this exception? Examine how’s marital rape treated in other countries. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

 

Topic:  Poverty and hunger; Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,

3) Reducing exposure to communicable diseases is of the highest priority in public health services, as their spread causes severe negative spillovers. Could India’s employment guarantee schemes use lessons from the US’ Depression-era public works programme to eliminate communicable diseases? Examine. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

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

4) North Korea recently launched its 22nd missile this year(2017). Why is North Korea testing so many missiles? Is the threat of nuclear war real? What’s the responsibility of international organisations in this situation? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

 

Topic:  Poverty and hunger; Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to education,

5) What do you understand by human capital? Why does it make sense to invest heavily in education? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Infrastructure; roads, transport

6) “The Golden Quadrilateral project shows how investment in transport infrastructure has shaped spatial development and improved allocative efficiency in India.” What do you understand spatial development and allocative efficiency? Discuss the benefits of the Golden Quadrilateral project. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic:  Disaster management

7) Despite being the victim of heavy rains and floods in the recent past, why do you think Mumbai city still cannot deal with heavy rains? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Disaster management

8) What is an embankment?  Discuss their role in prevention of floods and measures needed to manage them effectively. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

 

Topic:   conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance

9) Define accountability, professionalism, integrity and transparency. Examine how these can be ensured in public service. (250 Words)

Reference

Note: Day after tomorrow there will be questions on the topic Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems;

Topic: Public/Civil service values