[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 September 2017

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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 September 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

 

Topic:   The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 

1) Why was Bhagat Singh jailed and executed by the British? What implications did Bhagat Singh’s execution have on India’s national movement? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 

2) Is there any substance in China’s accusations that India is using anti-dumping measures as a form of trade war? Critically examine. Also comment on China’s accusations. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 

3) Discuss the geostrategic significance of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train deal to India and Japan. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations; Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

4) Examine how the Trump administration’s new Afghanistan policy has been received by Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Conservation 

5) Write a critical note on animal diversity in the Sundarban islands and the threats they face. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Indian economy – growth and development

6) What do the latest numbers on national income indicate? How can India bounce back? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

7) Lower international crude oil prices should have led to lower domestic fuel prices even under the free pricing regime in India. Why has it not happened? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

Topic:   ethical issues in international relations 

8) Is it morally and legally imperative for India to not to deport Rohingyas? Critically examine. (150 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic:    Quality of service delivery

9) Explain how e-governance can enhance  quality of service delivery in public offices. (150 Words)

OECD

Note: Day after tomorrow there will be Case Study on the topic Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.