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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 January 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 January 2018

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General Studies – 1


 

Topic:  Urbanisation – problems and remedies

1) Are public transport policies in India consistent with good economics and the emerging concept of green mobility? Critically examine. (250 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:   Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 

2) Security, connectivity, commerce and culture are the cornerstones of ASEAN-India relationship. Analyse. (250 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

 

 

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 

3) The World Bank intends to revise the methodology it uses to calculate the ease of doing business index. Discuss the significance of this move and other issues associated with the ease of doing business index. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Structure and Functioning of judiciary

4) The ideal of judicial primacy need not be equivalent to the demand of judicial exclusivity, which refers to the exclusive right of judges to be involved in the selection process. Comment. (150 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:    Basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention 

5) Is it necessary for the state to access personal and biometric data to combat terrorism and crimes such as money-laundering? Critically examine. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

6) Examine the components of reforms and recapitalisation plan that the union government has unveiled for public sector banks (PSBs). Do you think recapitalisation will revive banking sector? Critically comment.  (250 Words)

The Hindu

Livemint

 

Topic: Conservation

7) Every year, thousands of sea turtles are accidentally captured, injured or killed sue to various reasons. Examine what conservation measures are needed to protect sea turtles in India. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 

 


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions
a) In this situation, what options you have? Evaluate their merits and demerits. Finally justify on valid grounds what course of action you would follow. 
b) Examine the ethical issues and value conflicts that this case presents. (250 Words)
General