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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 23 September 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 23 September 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

 

Topic:  Salient features of Indian society

1) “The phenomenon of deras draws from the region’s social history and porosity of religious boundaries, where much of its reconfiguration and reconstitution has happened at the intersection of caste and religion.” Discuss. (200 Words)

EPW

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; 

2) The management information system of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 was hailed as a pioneering tool for enhancing transparency and accountability. Critically evaluate its resent design and working. (200 Words)

EPW

 

Topic:  Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 

3) Ambiguity in the law on conducting floor tests often lead to abuses and misuses. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources

4) With reference to the Fund of Funds initiated as a part of the Start Up India Program, critically evaluate the progress of State efforts towards promoting Entrepreneurship. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

5) What is Universal Health Care? With reference to India’s health care finance measures, highlight key areas of improvement. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 3


 

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

6) Examine the privacy and security issues of Aadhaar from a technology point of view. (200 Words)

EPW

 

Topic: Environment 

7) Policies involving biophysical changes and societal conditions are needed to transformative adaptation to climate change. Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Agriculture; Food security; Biotechnology

8) Genetically Modified (GM) crops are often conflicted with health and financial concerns before universally mainstreaming them. Comment. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

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

9) Uninterrupted electrification hinges on Innovation. Analyse measures need to ensure 24×7 electricity in India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

Topic: Attitude

10) What do you mean by Ambition? What are the ethical values Ambition might conflict with? Have you encountered such a situation? If so, give a reference.

General

 

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.