[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 15 February 2018
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General Studies – 1
Topic: Urbanisation – problems and remedies
General Studies – 2
Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,
Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability,
Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes
4) It is recommended that welfare and other such schemes should either be weeded out or merged for convergence with larger sectoral schemes or be transferred to states, which can then continue with these schemes based on their requirements. Discuss critically the rationale behind this recommendation. (250 Words)
Topic: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act;Role of civil services in a democracy.
5) It is said that the country’s first election was an ingeniously indigenous an inventive exercise, with unique challenges and the way bureaucracy rose to the task holds lessons for today. Examine. (250 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism
6) In the light of the repeated success of terrorists in infiltrating high-security military complexes within India’s borders, discuss critically why has India failed to prevent such infiltrations and what needs to be done to prevent such future attacks. (250 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour;