[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 November 2017
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
1) “The naxal movement has remained relevant and active mainly due to the deepening and widening socio-economic disparities, deprivation and exclusion of tribal people who have always been seen as a dispensable population.” Critically comment. (250 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: Powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
2) In the light of new challenges posed by computerisation of government transactions and creation of new regulatory bodies, CAG needs more professionalism in its working, wider power delegation, and fundamental reforms in its structural organisation. Analyse. (250 Words)
Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
3) India has stepped up trade and investment in hydrocarbons in Africa, with nearly 17% of its total crude oil imports coming from Africa by 2016. Should India step up these petroleum-related foreign direct investment and trade relations with Africa? Discuss merits and demerits. (250 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Indian economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.
4) Despite being an improvement on the ad hoc and restrictive Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management framework, the N K Singh Committee report suffers from some shortcomings. Discuss. (250 Words)
Topic: Constitutional features
General Studies – 4
Topic: Ethics in human actions
Topic: Corporate governance