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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 December 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 December 2017

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General Studies – 1


 

 

Topic:   World geography

1) Why does the Bay of Bengal witness more cyclones than the Arabian Sea? Why the recent occurrence of cyclone Ockhi is termed strange and unusual?  Examine. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 

2) Gandhiji declared himself  that he was a sanatan Hindu, yet he was castigated as working against hinduism. Discuss critically Gandhiji’s views on hinduism and religion in general. (250 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2


 

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

3) What were the objectives of the New Delhi Declaration signed between India and Iran? Have they been realised? Critically examine. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

 

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

4) What were the principles proclaimed at the Alma Ata declaration on “Health for All” in 1978? It is said that these principles are very much relevant to India today. Examine why. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic:  Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

5) In 1992, the United Nations announced that December 3 would be observed every year as International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Comment on the advances made in legislation on disability over the years. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections

6) The National Crime Records Bureau data for 2016 on two important aspects, violent crime and crime against women, should prompt State governments to make a serious study of the underlying causes. Discuss. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 

7) Discuss the possible geographical, environmental and national security implications for India of diverting the river Yarlung Tsangpo by China. (250 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


 

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

8) In the light of the dizzying increase witnessed in the value of cryptocurrencies, critically examine various issues associated with its acceptance as medium of currency to exchange goods and services. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Infrastructure; Inclusive growth; S&T

9) “Telecom data holds the power to resolve issues—from preventing the spread of dengue to driving financial inclusion.” Discuss. (250 Words)

Livemint

 

 


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.