[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 20 March 2017

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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 20 March 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable


General Studies – 1;


Topic : Political philosophies; Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues

1) Critically analyse Ambedkar, Gandhi and Nehru’s views on democracy. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicHistory of the world will include events from 18th century; Political philosophies

2) “The rise of Turkey’s Erdogan to absolute power is a classic example of the crisis democracies face today.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic History of the world will include events from 18th century; Political philosophies

3) Differentiate between civil war and revolution. Examine how civil wars have shaped political philosophies 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 2


Topic:  Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity

4) The data suggest that the drug abuse problem in Punjab is highest in India. Critically examine its causes. Also comment on the role of political parties in combating drug problem in Punjab. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Indian economy – growth and development

5) In your opinion, which measures should government take to increase the size of India’s formal economy? Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 4


Topic:Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions;

6) Discuss the ethical issues involved in the Supreme Court’s ban on liquor shops on national and state highways. (150 Words)

The Indian Express