[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 03 January 2018

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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 03 January 2018

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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) The celebration of Bhima Koregaon Battle Victory not only challenges the conventional narrative of anti-colonialism, it also tells the story of the making of an autonomous culture of Dalits against the inferior culture of caste. Discuss critically. (250 Words)

The Wire

The Indian Express

 


General Studies – 2


 

 

Topic:   Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

2) Electoral bonds scheme could end up bringing more opacity in political funding. Comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu

Livemint

 

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

3) The National Medical Commission Bill, 2017 that was introduced in the Lok Sabha is not the remedy that can improve quality and quantity of medical education and practice in India. Critically comment. (250 Words)

The Wire

The Hindu

 

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

4) America’s threat to cut aid to Pakistan will have little effect on cross border terrorism emanating from India’s neighbours. Comment. (150 Words) 

The Indian Express

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:   Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.  

5) Write a brief note on the origin and contribution of the Indian Science Congress to development of science in India. Also critically comment on its effectiveness today as platform for science popularisation and an exercise in public engagement of science. (250 Words)

The Hindu

DailyO

 

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

6) India’s electronics manufacturing has been unable to respond to the rising demand, increasing the import bill while the country loses an opportunity to create employment for millions. Discuss the causes and remedies. (250 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 4


Topic:   Political Attitude
a) What are your views on your friend’s observations and opinions? Analyse. (200 Words)
General