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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 December 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 December 2017

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General Studies – 1


 

 

Topic:  Poverty and developmental issues

1) Unless we confront the inequality challenge head on, social cohesion and democracy itself will come under growing threat. Comment. (150 Words)

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General Studies – 2


 

Topic:  Poverty and hunger

2) While undernutrition remains high in India, over-nutrition too is becoming an emergency. Discuss the causes and consequences of this paradox. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

3) Critically analyse various issues related to morality and constitutionality of Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

4) “What is illegal from the point of view of administrative law may not necessarily be an offence from a criminal court’s perspective.” In the light of recent 2G scam verdict by special CBI court, comment on the statement. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

5) When it comes to delivery of services and good governance, the problem is not merely inadequate government expenditure – it is also a failure to absorb and deploy allocated resources at every level of government. With reference to poor state capacity in India in implementing schemes properly, comment on the statement. (250 Words)

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General Studies – 3


 

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

6) Compare Indian versions of GST with the versions of other countries’ and suggest what reforms should be brought into GST to make it robust and meet its original objectives. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:   Achievements of Indians in science & technology; Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology

7) Discuss the applications and significance of findings of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detector. Also examine how does its setting up in India help science and technology in India. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Challenges of corruption