[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 January 2018

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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 January 2018

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General Studies – 1


 

Topic:  Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society. 

1) What is populism and what are its consequences? Do you think it’s the common man who’s to be blamed for the rise of populism across the world? Critically analyse, especially in the light of Brexit and Climate change issues. (250 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:   Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States

2) The state cannot choose between protecting freedom of expression and preserving law and order – both are its primary responsibilities and must ensure both. In the light of the recent threat of violence and other forms of intimidation posed by certain groups to works of art and free speech, critically comment on the statement. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

3) Discuss the features and significance of the provisions of Prevention of Crimes in the Name of ‘Honour’ and Tradition Bill, 2010. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

4) Analyse why the rise of China and implications of non-market economics are said to be big disruptions that the world is witnessing today. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

5) What is digital divide? What are its implications?  Examine how India and its states are faring in bridging digital divide. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

6) What are the important provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act 2015? Comment on the impact of this Act on lives of SC and ST population. (250 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:   e-technology in the aid of farmers  

7) Discuss the potential of solar technologies in transforming agriculture in India and the ways by which India should proceed with this impactful technology. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems
Topic:  Political attitude
a) Why are you concerned with his activities outside home? 
b) Will you try to change his political ideology or his behaviour outside home? Justify. 250 Words)