[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 07 December 2017

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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 07 December 2017

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General Studies – 1


 

 

Topic:  World history

1) What does US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital mean to various stakeholders? With a brief note on historical background of the issue, comment critically. (150 Words)

The Indian Express

 

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

2) Why in your opinion, there is an increased interest in Dr Ambedkar’s philosophy these days? Critically examine. (250 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2


 

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

3) If a permanent Security Council seat is unavailable for India at UNSC, what other options does it have on the table? Should India explore and accept them? Comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

4) Can India have an uniform data protection law? Examine the challenges India faces in drafting robust data protection law for its citizens. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

5) Three major issues are involved when one assesses health care in India: access, quality and cost. Examine ways to improve these three aspects. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

6) From India’s point of view, examine the significance of announcement of a free trade agreement between the Maldives and China. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

7) The creation of incentives to produce vaccines for poverty-associated infections is key to improving public health. Discuss. (250 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:   Conservation

8) Critically comment on the objectives and utility of the union government’s move to “de-regulate” bamboo production by amending the definition of “trees” under the Indian Forest Act (IFA), 1927. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics,

9) What is machine learning(MI)? How do machines learn? Examine the impact of MI on humans. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 4


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