[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 01 September 2017
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India
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 its statement of objects and reasons for proposing a new inter-State river water disputes law, the Centre lists out the drawbacks in the prevalent Inter-State River Water Disputes Act of 1956. What are these drawbacks? What are the features of proposed new inter-State river water disputes law? Discuss. (200 Words)
Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.
Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
4) In your opinion, what lessons governments across the world, including India, have learnt from meltdowns in 1997 and the one that emerged a decade later? In the light of recent events, critically comment. (200 Words)
Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation
General Studies – 3
Topic: Indian economy; Laundering of black money
General Studies – 4
Topic: Ethical issues in international relations and funding
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