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

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

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General Studies – 1;


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

1) The India Meteorological Department has forecast ‘normal’ monsoon in the country.  In the light of recent drought and increasing water insecurity, in your opinion, how should Indians and the government manage water in coming days? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


Topic:   Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries

2) Recently, the British Prime Minister called for early general elections in her country. Compare and contrast general election process in India and the UK. Also comment on the reasons for calling an early election in the UK. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

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

3) How does protectionism in developed countries affect India and other developing countries? Examine. (200 Words)

Livemint

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

4) How has Trump’s foreign policy affected India and other aspiring powers around the world? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education,  Human resources

5) In the light of the fact that Indian youth are struggling for employment despite possessing dual degrees, critically comment on the University Grants Commission (UGC) decision to curtail MPhil and PhD seats in universities. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Indian economy

6) Discuss the importance of mediation in settling debt issues between banks and debtors. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Contributions of Indians in S&T

7) The top administrators in Indian science have recommended setting up of an independent science and technology authority – SPARK (Sustainable Progress through Application of Research and Knowledge). Does setting up such bodies help the cause? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic:   Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 

8) Socrates believed that the life of virtue was always in a person’s best interest. Do you agree? Justify. (150 Words)

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