[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 March 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 March 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable


General Studies – 1;


Topic :  Art and culture; Salient features of Indian society

1) Do you think the Central Board of Film Certification’s (CBFC) decision to not to issue certificate to certain movies is an assault on artistic freedom? In your opinion, how should the Indian society react to censorships by CBFC? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 

2) In your opinion, what should be done to accommodate the vagaries of the monsoon to fight drought and water scarcity in India? Examine. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 2


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

3) The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) is formulating a Vision 2030 document. This document is coterminous with the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In your opinion,  considering the hardships faced by the disabled persons in India, how should Vision 2030 strive to address concerns of disabled people? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

4) Recently, the government has chosen to introduce the injectable contraceptive, depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) control women’s fertility. What are the merits and demerits of this step? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

5) Analyse the objectives and focus areas of the new National Health Policy 2017. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Infrastructure

6) India has a dubious record of having the most road traffic accidents and fatalities in the world, barring China. Examine what measures should be taken by the government to reduce road traffic accidents and fatalities. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

7) Write a note on the CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) technology, its applications and concerns raised against this technology. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic: Right to Information

8) Analyse the issues involved in effective implementation of the Right to Information Act and discuss the recommendations made by the second ARC in this regard. (200 Words)

Second ARC

Topic: Right to Information

9) What are the issues involved in bringing information available with the legislature and judiciary under the RTI? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

Second ARC