[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 April 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 April 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable


General Studies – 1;


Topic: Poverty and developmental issues

1) Economic disparity among and within regions is on the rise. Ho can policy intervention address this growing inequality gap? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2


Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

2) What is extradition? In the light of recent issue of extradition of Vijay Mallya, discuss issues and steps involved in extraditing him from Britain to India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

3) Should water be privatised? Critically discuss issues involved. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

4) Apart from cultural and economic ties, examine what steps the EU and India are taking to deepen the strategic dimensions of their partnership. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

5) Differentiate between generic drug and brand-name drug. In the light of recent directive by the government to doctors to prescribe generic drugs to patients, critically examine what issues this directive gives rise to and how these issues should be resolved. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3


Topic: Indian economy, IPR, S&T

6) It is argued that India must first secure its digital sovereignty before it can begin global trade talks. What is digital sovereignty? How should India secure it? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Awareness if IT

7) Discuss the significance of the Internet Bill of Rights of Brazil. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration:

8) Do you think the Union Cabinet’s decision to curb the use of beacons would curb VIP culture in India? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu