[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 14 July 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 14 July 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

Topic: Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies

1) Critically examine salient features of the Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008, (UWSSA) and the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, and their role in addressing problems being faced by ‘domestic helps’ in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these

2) Decades after the Indian republic’s founding, its Parliament, which should have been at its heart, has diminished in stature rather than evolving and maturing. Do you agree? Critically comment on the statement. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

3) Discuss the importance of Myanmar for India and to the Asian security architecture. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

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

4) What are the important provisions of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016? Discuss the concerns expressed against certain provisions of this Bill. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 3


 

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

5) Telecommunications is one sector where the changes have been disruptive and innovative. It is said that these disruptions and innovations have created fluidity in the definitions of market, monopoly and the concept of dominance. In this light, do you think there is a need to take a fresh look at prevailing regulatory Acts if regulators are to be effective in the markets of the future? Analyse. (200 Words) 

Livemint

 

Topic: Storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers

6) It is said that from strengthening farm infrastructure to streamlining the supply chain, large retailers have the potential to galvanize Indian agriculture. Examine. (200 Words)

Livemint

 


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

 

TopicEthics in personal relations

7) What is emotional hunger? How is it different from love? (100 Words)

Reference (Chapter 3)

 

TopicEthics in personal relations

8) What are the ethical concerns that one should remember while bringing up children in their families? Critically discuss. (150 Words)

Reference (Chapter 3)

 

Note: Tomorrow there will 1-2 case studies related to above topic.