[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 December 2016

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 December 2016

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger.

1) Comment on the findings of ‘Household Survey on India’s Citizen Environment & Consumer Economy’ (ICE 360° survey) 2016. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2


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

2) In your opinion, what is the role and job of elected representatives in a democracy? In recent months, India is witnessing the shift to law-making by ordinance and disenchantment of people with the functioning of parliament. In this light, critically comment on the losing significance of parliament and its effect on democracy. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

Topic:Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential;

3) A digital economy comes with its own pressure points and vulnerabilities. What are these? How should government fix them? Examine. (200 Words)

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

4) When compared to tubectomies, of the 40 lakh sterilisation procedures done in 2014-15, vasectomies accounted for a minuscule 1.9 per cent. Examine the factors contributing to this gap in India’s family planning programme and suggest measures to address this issue. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education,

5) Examine the causes of the problem of poor learning outcomes in Indian schools. Suggest what needs to be done to improve learning outcomes in Indian schools. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 3


Topic:  e-Technology in the aid of farmers

 6) Why is digitization necessary for agriculture in India? How can digitization help it? Discuss. (200 Words)

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Topic: Awareness in S&T

7) How can big data and analytics transform various sectors of economy? Examine. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 4


Topic: Social influence and persuasion.

8) How could social influence and persuasion contribute to the success of Swatcch Bharath Abhyan? (150 Words)

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