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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 08 December 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 08 December 2017

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General Studies – 1


 

 

Topic:  Role of women; Social empowerment

1) “A woman does not mortgage herself to a man by marrying him, and she retains her identity, including her religious identity, even after she exercises her right to marry outside her community under the Special Marriage Act.’ Discuss the significance of this observation by the Supreme Court. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

2) Is moving to paper ballots instead of electronic voting machines in elections a good idea? Analyse. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

3) The anti-defection law works best as an insurance against violation of the people’s mandate for a party, but it cannot be made a tool to stifle all dissent. Comment on the statement and discuss the significance of the Tenth Schedule of the Indian Constitution. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

4) What are the possible consequences of the U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In your opinion, what should be India’s stance on this issue? (150 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

 

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

5) Comment on the  Parliament’s ability to oversee macroeconomic challenges facing the country today. (150 Words)

The Indian Express

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:  Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

6) Why and how should India build a very credible underwater capability with a judicious mix of conventional and nuclear-propelled submarines? Examine. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Employment

7) Exports are an important driver of economic growth and will also help create much needed jobs for India’s growing workforce. In this regard, examine the constraints being faced by labour intensive export industries in India and necessary measures needed to address these constraints. (250 Words)

Livemint

 


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Ethics in public administration; Ethics in human actions.