[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 January 2017

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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 January 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:  Role of women 

1) Gender equality is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to “transform our world”. Why do you think there is sluggish progress in furthering the gender agenda? What should be done to remove the gender gap? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


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

2) Why is the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) called as the “mother of all Parliamentary Committees”? Briefly discuss its history, composition, powers and challenges. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation..

3) It is argued that investing in social sector would create much-needed jobs and boost economic growth. Illustrate. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

4) Discuss India’s emerging relationship with Kenya and its significance for Africa and India itself. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies ; Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability; 

5) In the light of the Supreme Court’s observations on the quality of a round of appointments made to the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission last year, critically comment on deteriorating  institutional integrity of the constitutional body in various states and measures needed to make these institutions transparent and accountable. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Agriculture; Energy; Industrial policies

6) Why is India unable to produce urea? What challenges does domestic producers of urea face? How has India managed to address shortage of urea? Examine. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic:  Resource mobilization

7) In the light of consequences of recent demonetization move, critically discuss the necessity of improving tax administration in India. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas;

8) What is Cold Start doctrine? Does India have the capability to adopt or execute this doctrine? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Attitude

9) In your opinion, why do some men, especially Indian men, behave like animals – like they did during new year celebrations in Bangalore – against women? Can such behaviour be changed? Examine. (150 Words) 

The Hindu