[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 August 2017

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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 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) Write a note on India’s Home Rule movement and opinions of Tilak, Gandhiji and Tagore on Home Rule. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India) 

2) It is said that GST could fundamentally alter the economic geography of India. Examine how. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2


 

 

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

3) “Rules on secrecy of ballot in Rajya Sabha polls are not in sync with free choice and consent.” Comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

The Hindu

 

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

4) Critically comment on NITI Aayog’s recent push to states to privatise well functioning district hospitals in the Tier 2 and 3 cities. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

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

5) Considering  socio-economic factors and the state’s limitations in providing education, especially for the weaker sections, do you think government’s decision to scrap no-detention policy under RTE is warranted? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

6) Should marijuana be completely banned in India? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:  Environmental pollution

7) Recently, the Niti Aayog released the draft National Energy Policy. Discuss its provisions related to health and pollution. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

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

8) In the recent cases of lynching of dalits and minorities, do you see lack of emotional intelligence both on part of administration and mobs? Examine how emotional intelligence can help address various injustices meted out to weaker sections. (200 Words)

Reference

Note: Day after tomorrow there will be questions on the topic Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

Topic: Immanuel Kant