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

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

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General Studies – 1;


 

 

Topic:   Salient features of Indian society; 

1) Who are Chakma-Hajongs? Compare and contrast Chakma-Hajongs issue with that of Rohingya crisis. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic:  Nationalism, Regionalism

2) What do you understand by subnationalism? Is it a threat to democracy? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


 

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

3)  India and Japan share a commonality in the past and convergence of interests in the future. Comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Indian economy – growth and development

4) Income inequality is the greatest irony of a Welfare State. Addressing implications of income inequality, elucidate measures the State can take to address the issue. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Indian economy – growth and development

5)  Rising corporate debt is inversely proportional to multi-sectoral growth and economic stability. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

6)  What are White Collar Crimes? Why do you think Law Enforcement in India is seemingly unequipped to aptly counter such offences? Suggest some remedial measures. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.

7) The State must strike a balance between necessary retaliation and human rights while addressing an aggressive protest. Comment with regards to the use of Pellet Guns during recent protests. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

Topic:   Ethics in private and public relationships

8) Predatory Journals are ethical blot on the sanctity of accredited research. Comment.  (150 Words)

The Hindu

 

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.