[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 23 January 2018

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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 23 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) How did the three-language policy evolve and came to be accepted? In the light of recent accusation about imposition of Hindi, do you think English is key to deciding India’ future language policy? Comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:   Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 

2) China is gradually moving to a position where it will play an increasingly dominant role in the world’s international affairs, disrupting established institutions and trade routes and building its own alternatives. How should India respond to this development? Discuss. (250 Words)

The Wire

 

Topic:   Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 

3) What should be India’s priorities when dealing with the ASEAN? Also comment on current state of India’s relationship with ASEAN countries. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

The Wire

 

Topic:  Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States; Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. 

4) The strength of the Parliamentary Government is exactly measured by the unity of political parties upon its fundamental objects. Comment in the context of India’s democracy. (250 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:   Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. 

5) Analyse the self-employment scenario in India and its significance to India’s economic growth and development. (250 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic:  Changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. 

6) Following judicial intervention in 2G and captive coal block allocations, it was decided that all natural resources should be auctioned to ensure transparency and fairness in allocation. Do you think introduction of reverse bidding in the allocation of coal blocks and linkage has benefited consumers? Critically examine. (150 Words)

The Wire


General Studies – 4


Topic:  ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;