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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 September 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 September 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;  Poverty and developmental issues 

1) What were the causes and consequences of the great Bengal Famine of 1942-43? Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:  Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 

2) Discuss the special provisions for states other than Article 370 that are present in the constitution of India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger

3) India’s record in addressing undernutrition is abysmal. With a stunting rate of 38.4%, India accounts for about a third of the world’s stunted children. Critically analyse the role of state governments in addressing the problem of undernutrition. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic:  Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies 

4) In recent days, the Securities and Exchange Board of India has taken stringent measures against credit rating agencies. Examine the reasons for taking such measures and their implications. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

5) Why hospital-acquired infections are becoming greater threats? How the world is coping with such infections? Analyse. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints

6) India ranks first not only in the production and consumption of pulses, but also their import. Also the price and production of pulses keeps crashing affecting farmers. Why does this happen? What are the solutions? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

7) What are the salient features and goals of the National Forest Policy, 1988? Also examine its shortcomings. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

Topic:  Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information,

8) Examine the role of RTI in ensuring good governance. (150 Words)

Reference

 

 

Note: Day after tomorrow there will be Case Study on the topic Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.