[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 January 2018
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General Studies – 1
Topic: Poverty and developmental issues
1) India figures among countries with rapidly increasing income inequality, a problem that urgently needs to be addressed through systemic transformations. Discuss what systemic transformations are required. (250 Words)
Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography.
Topic: Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.
Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues
General Studies – 2
Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation
5) The Consumer Protection Bill of 2018, which was introduced in Lok Sabha on January 5, 2018, seeks to replace the existing Act of 1986 to address emerging consumer vulnerabilities. Discuss the merits and demerits of this Bill. (250 Words)
General Studies – 3
6) Government reports say 2004-14 had the highest agriculture growth that has fast slipped back to near-zero growth despite normal monsoons and bumper yields. Critically examine the reasons for agriculture distress in recent years and urgent measures needed to salvage the crisis. (250 Words)
Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices
General Studies – 4
Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems