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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 31 January 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 31 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) How did Mahatma Gandhiji’s death affect the course of young India? Critically analyse. (250 Words)

The Wire


General Studies – 2


 

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.  

2) Examine the merits and demerits of conducting simultaneous elections for Lok Sabha and Assembly. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

 

 

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

3) What are the reasons for high dropout rates of girls in Indian schools? Discuss the solutions to reduce high dropouts among girls. (250 Words)

Livemint

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:    Economics of animal rearing

4) It is found that India’s poultry farms are spawning global superbugs. Discuss the causes and consequences. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Basics of cyber security

5) Write a critical note on the nature and threats posed by cyberweapons, particularly those powered by Artificial Intelligence. (250 Words)

The Wire

 

Topic: Agriculture

6) Apart from the agriculture sector, there needs to be increased focus on agriculture-allied sectors if we want to improve overall rural income. Discuss the potential of agriculture-allied sectors which government can tap into to address rural distress in India. (250 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic:  Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate 

7) Critically analyse how has India’s  acute dependence on imported arms and ammunition eroded combat readiness of its armed forces and its stature as net security provider in the region. (250 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: