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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 February 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 February 2018

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General Studies – 1


 


Topic
:  Social empowerment; Role of women

1) Critically comment why and how female genital mutilation (FGM) practices such as khatna or khafz that are practised in India and elsewhere must be prevented.  Also comment on implications of practises such as FGM on human rights and gender equality. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

 


General Studies – 2


 

 

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

2) Discuss the recommendations and relevance of the Justice Verma Commission on teacher education. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:   Functioning of the judiciary;  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability,

3) Examine the merits and demerits of live-streaming of the proceedings of the Supreme Court of India. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

4) In India, the social and economic costs of losing women to cervical cancer are devastating. Examine how India can prevent cervical cancers? Also write a note on the objectives of the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS). Also comment if cancer be declared as a notifiable disease.(250 Words)

The Indian Express

Livemint

 

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

5) For India, in what ways priorities of engagement with Iran have changed? Analyse. (250 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:   Environmental pollution

6) In November 2017, the environment ministry urged the Supreme Court to push a deadline to cut emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from thermal power plants to 2022. Why is emission of NOx is a serious matter? Examine how emission of NOx from power plants be controlled. (250 Words)

The Wire

 

 


General Studies – 4


Topic: role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values
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