[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 December 2017

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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 December 2017

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General Studies – 1


 

 

Topic:   History of the world; World geography

1) How did the Cold War affect space exploration. Also write a note on Outer Space Treaty. (250 Words)

Livemint

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:  Functioning of judiciary; Transparency and accountability; RTI

2) Critically examine why  India’s higher judiciary has strongly resisted the RTI. Also examine the consequences of such resistance. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

3) The twin combination of “bail-in” clause of the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill (FRDI) and the aggressive move towards cashless economy pose a larger threat to the deposits of ordinary citizens. Discuss. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

4) Neither civilisational ethos nor the mere enshrining of constitutional morality is enough to deliver on basic rights. In your opinion, what else is needed to safeguard basic rights of citizens? Critically comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 

5) The cultural ecology of Gwadar and Chabahar have the potential to become part of Indian soft-power diplomacy. Analyse. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

 

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

6) A National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) has proposed that a vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer, be introduced in India’s Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP). Discuss the issues involved in introduction of HPV vaccine. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

 

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

7) What are the basic tenets of regulating private healthcare? In the light of controversies surrounding regulation of private healthcare in India, examine global models which can be emulated in India. (250 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism

8) Critically comment on the objectives and consequences of Indian army’s  ‘Operation All Out’ in Kashmir. (150 Words)

The Hindu

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Topic: Agriculture issues

9) It is said that to unshackle Indian agriculture, export restrictions, monopoly procurement, Essential Commodities Act restrictions and arbitrary stocking limits must go. Analyse. (250 Words)

Livemint

 


General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; Ethics in human issues