[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 August 2017

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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 August 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

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

1) Discuss the significance of 1942 Quit India Movement. Also write a critical note on its cultural legacy. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic:  Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society

2) What do you understand by cultural nationalism? What ind of nationalism you would like to see among Indians? Justify. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


 

 

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

3) In the light of government’s decision to scrap no-detention policy, critically analyse success and failures of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or the Right to Education Act (RTE). (200 Words)

Livemint

 

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

4) A comprehensive new survey shows that preschools are ubiquitous in India’s villages. Does pre-schooling help children? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic:  Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 

5) The authors of India’s Constitution took the extraordinarily bold step of giving all adult citizens the right to vote, making India the world’s first large democracy to adopt universal adult suffrage from its very inception. Discuss critically the consequences of ‘instant universal adult suffrage’ for India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Role of civil services in a democracy

6) It is often argued that there should be a system of annual recruitment into the IAS of mid-career professionals from diverse sectors. Discuss the rationale, merits and demerits of this system. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:  Issues of buffer stocks and food security

7)  Several State governments have not met key requirements in the Food Security legislation which empower the common person in securing subsidised food. Examine the reasons and discuss why all the provisions of food security legislations should be implemented by all states. (

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

Topic:  Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance

8) How does technology, especially social media, impact emotional intelligence of children? Examine. (150 Words)

Reference

Note: Day after tomorrow there will questions on the topic Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance