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

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

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:  Poverty and developmental issues; Social empowerment; Salient features of Indian society

1) Is the demands of Jats (Haryana), Patels (Gujarat), and Marathas (Maharashtra) to be classified as Other Backward Classes to access reservations justified? Critically examine. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2


Topic:  Functioning of judiciary

2) Critically analyse the nature of judiciary’s approach to the death penalty in India. (200 Words)

EPW

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

3) In the light of sixty years of the European integration and recent crises it’s facing, critically examine weaknesses in the European Union structure. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 3


Topic: Indian economy – resource mobilisation

4) The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, promulgated on 4 May 2017, amends the Banking Regulation Act, 1949. Discuss the concerns this amendment has given rise to. (200 Words)

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Topic:  Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth

5) It is said that the union government wants to privatise public sector banks. Discuss the arguments made in favour of and against privatisation of public banks. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 4


Topic:   Ethics in society

6) Looking at the alarming crime rates and deteriorating  values in the society, do you think there should be a separate ministry to enforce morals and ethics in society? Critically comment. (150 Words)

General