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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 January 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 January 2018

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General Studies – 1


 

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

1) What was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s vision of India? How did he strive to achieve his vision? Examine. (250 Words)

The Wire


General Studies – 2


 

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

2) Discuss the recommendations of the 2003 report of the Justice V.S. Malimath Committee on reforming the criminal justice system. Do you think these recommendations should be implemented by the government as they are? Comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:   Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.  

3) In recent years, China has made breathtaking strides in science and technology whereas India has lagged behind. Can India catch up with China? What should India do to match China in this regard? Discuss. (250 Words)

The Wire

 

Topic:  Infrastructure – transport 

4) Examine how the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill that was passed by the Lok Sabha in 2017 is an improvement over the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

5) India ranks 62 among emerging economies on an Inclusive Development Index, much below China’s 26th position and Pakistan’s 47th. Why do you think India’s rank is not improving in this index? What needs to be done in this regard? Critically examine. (250 Words)

Livemint

 

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

6) India’s tax-to-GDP ratio is on the lower side when compared to major economies. Examine why. (150 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic:  Achievements of Indians in science & technology;

7) Critically evaluate performance of the INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research)  program of government of India. (250 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Ethics in human actions
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