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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 December 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 December 2017

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General Studies – 1


 

 

Topic:  Poverty and developmental issues; population and associated issues

1) India is in the midst of an epidemiological transition, whereby poverty-linked infectious, maternal and nutritional diseases exist in conjunction with non-communicable chronic illnesses. Analyse the causes and trends in spread of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors. (250 Words)

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2) Critically comment on the recommendations of the Mihir Shah Committee report on institutional restructuring in the water sector. (250 Words)

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General Studies – 2


 

Topic:  Poverty and hunger

3) Examine the impact of pollution and poverty on juvenile delinquency. (150 Words)

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

4) Discuss the significance and importance of the Utkrisht Impact Bond that was recently introduced in Rajasthan. (150 Words)

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Topic:  Civil society – development; Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 

5) Examine why civil society organisations are unhappy with the recent WTO ministerial declaration on agriculture. (250 Words)

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

6) Examine the problems faced by tribal education programmes, especially ashram schools and suggest measures to improve these education programmes. (250 Words)

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

7) A petition by tribal organisations says the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act violates constitutional rights and affects livelihoods of crores of adivasis and forest dwellers. Examine why. (150 Words)

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General Studies – 3


 

Topic:  Employment; Industrial policies

8) Examine the causes of rising inequality and unemployment in the manufacturing sector post economic reforms. (250 Words)

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Topic: Environmental pollution

9) Recycling is the only option to handle plastic waste at present. Examine the different ways through which plastic waste can be used to clean environment. (150 Words)

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General Studies – 4


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