[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 12 August 2017

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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 12 August 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

Topic:  Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. 

1) Discuss the evolution and major trends in the Naxalbari movement. (200 Words)

EPW

 

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

2) Groundwater over-exploitation poses a severe threat to food, water and livelihood security in India. Discuss critically the present approach groundwater regulation and in the light of interrelationship between groundwater, soil moisture and surface water, suggest what new approach is required for groundwater regulation. (200 Words)

EPW


General Studies – 2


 

 

Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations. 

3) Do you think China has been able to convert its geo-economic power, as the world’s largest trading nation with huge investible dollar surpluses, into military might and geo-political clout? In the light of Doklam issue, critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

 

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

4) “The Forest Rights Act did not emerge from struggles for the control over forests alone, but was a product of an ongoing intersection between political conflict, features of Indian capitalism, and the conceptions of “environment” and “development” in India’s political discourse.” Discuss. (200 Words)

EPW

 

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

5) Critically analyse the progress and shortcomings of the implementation of the RTE act.(200 Words)

EPW

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:  Environmental pollution

6) Critically analyse the nature of and trends in formal and informal waste governance regime in India. (200 Words)

EPW

 

Topic: Indian economy – planning and development

7) Why was the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 enacted? Discuss the merits and demerits of this law as pointed out by various critics. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

Topic:  Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

8) Examine features of Immanuel Kant’s theory of justice. (150 Words)

Reference

 

Topic:  Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

9) Give a brief overview of Kant’s ethics. (150 Words)

Reference

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

Topic: David Hume theory of justice