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

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

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General Studies – 1;


 

 

Topic:  Social empowerment; Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 

1) Why are Dalits denied equal rights despite laws against such a denial? Examine Dr Ambedkar’s views on the limitations of the present policies and the solution he offered for protection of rights of Dalits. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

TopicModern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 

2) Comment of significance and relevance of Rammanohar Lohia’s seven revolutions (sapta kranti). (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2


 

 

Topic:  Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; 

3) A welfare scheme seeking change is only as effective as the mentality of the final beneficiary. How do you think can merging behavioural insights into policy making make its effectiveness better? Comment. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic:  Role of civil services in a democracy.

4) Police Modernisation without an accountability upgrade only makes the reforms tangible not transformative. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

5) Determining age of consent has intense ramifications on marital rape as well as choice. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:  Food security; Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management. 

6) Food Adulteration is pervasive, persistent, and peculiar despite dedicated laws. With references to efforts that may be made by respective state governments, how can food adulteration be removed? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Employment

 7) Balancing local employment interests and consumer ease is crucial to making innovative business choices. Do you think taxi aggregators such as Uber and Ola threaten local drivers? Give reasons for your answer. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Indian economy – growth and development; Inclusive growth

8) In a recent report, the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) household finance committee found the average Indian household keeps just 5% of its wealth in financial assets. What measures can be taken to nudge households to invest more in financial assets? Also examine, from economy point of view, why is it important to push households to invest in financial assets. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 4


 

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration:

9) What is the difference between accountability and responsibility? According to you, which between the two is a higher ethical value? (150 Words)

General