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

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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 October 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 relevance and significance of political philosophy of Jayaprakash Narayan. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 


General Studies – 2


 

 

Topic:  Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora

2) What is soft power? How does it impact diplomacy? What do you think are India’s components of soft power and are they effective in diplomatic progress? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

3) Law on Euthanasia is based on judicial precedent and requires a comprehensive legislation to address all conditionality. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

4) Teachers need to be taught how to teach well. In light of the recently guidelines issued by a State government, how can teacher quality be improved in school education?   Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate

5) World Health Organisation (WHO) plays a dual role in health assistance and health policy formulation. Comment on its role and how its relationship with India can be strengthened. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:  Environmental pollution; 

6) Restricting fireworks during festivities prevents a high usage tenure but still does not solve the larger problem of air pollution effectively. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

 

 


General Studies – 4


 

Topic: Ethics in human actions; Attitude

7) Censorship is a ethical decision more than a legal one. Comment with adequate examples. (150 Words)

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