[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 15 December 2016

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 15 December 2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:World history

1) What is ‘One-China policy’? Briefly discuss history of this policy. Does this policy benefit stakeholder countries? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Financial Times


General Studies – 2


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

2) It is alleged that the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act has been diluted over the years since its drafting. Critically examine what provisions have been diluted and how this has impacted tribals. (200 Words) 

The Hindu

Topic: Functioning of judiciary

3) Do you think more judges, more courts, more computers alone will do much to improve the efficiency of courts or access to justice? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora

4) Examine the difference between L1 and H-1B visa categories.  Discuss how does free movement of labour across nations benefit India and USA. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora

5) What is ‘kafala’ labour system?  Recently Qatar abolished this system. Discuss its significance. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Indian economy – growth and development – employment

6) Critically evaluate the factors that have contributed to keeping approximately 83% of India’s labour force informal and examine how recent demonetization would affect labour reforms. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic:  Infrastructure – ports

7) Recently, the Union cabinet approved Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016. Discuss its provisions and significance. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethics in human actions

8) Analyse John Rawls’s concept of social justice in the Indian context. (150 Words)

CSE Mains – 2016. GS-IV