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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 06 November 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 06 November 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

 

Topic:   Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society; World history

1) The religious competition during the Reformation period was essential to the birth of capitalism and it continues to be relevant today. Discuss. (250 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic:   Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues ; Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society;

2) Give a brief account of contributions of M.N. Roy to India’s struggle for independence and to the cause of communism around the world. (250 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 2


 

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 

3) China has, for years, adopted a low profile in the Middle East. Recently, however, it has upped the ante with a slew of ideologically agnostic initiatives. Should India be worried about this? Critically comment. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic:  Functioning of judiciary; Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act

4) Discuss briefly nature and significance of various observations and judgements delivered by the Supreme Court on the issues dealing with electoral reform during last few years. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests; India and its neighborhood- relations

5) In its ambition and enthusiasm to actively engage in “Quadrilateral” grouping, India should not neglect its neighbours. Comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Indian economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 

6) What are the components of integrated flood management? Is poor governance the cause of flooding of Chennai and Mumbai during heavy rains? Discuss strategies to prevent floods in these two metros. (250 Words) 

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Effects of liberalization on the economy

7) How do companies evade taxes through offshore companies set up in so called tax havens? In the light of ‘Paradise Papers’, discuss critically. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, 

8) How can be India competitive in cereals, pulses and oilseeds? Discuss the measures that government should implement in this regard. (250 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 4


Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration:
UPSC CSE-2017