[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 February 2018

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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 February 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) “Nehru and Patel were colleagues not rivals, co-workers not adversaries. Working individually, and together, they united India and gave it a democratic template.” Analyse. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

 


General Studies – 2


 

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

2) According to one authoritative study, there are a million unregistered and unqualified medical practitioners in India. Critically examine why quacks function freely in India. (250 Words)

Livemint

 

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

3) The recent economic survey highlights the importance of gender-disaggregated data in examining socio-economic growth. Examine how this gender-disaggregated data can be generated and challenges such data poses in policymaking. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic:  Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure,

4) All the states in India  are justified and constitutionally empowered to adopt their own flag to uphold the pride of their State without infringing the law. Comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


 

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

5) What is social enterprise? A self-sustaining social enterprise has the potential to address contextual problems and provide meaningful, continuous employment. Analyse. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

6) Recently, the Parliament passed amendments  to the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) Act, 1981. Examine implications of these amendments for government’s push to boost the rural and agricultural sector, especially for rural entrepreneurship. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

7) The recent economic survey while admitting scientific and technological innovations underpin economic prosperity, carries an entire chapter on transforming science and technology in India. Discuss its mains observations and recommendations regarding boosting S&T research in India. (250 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic:   Ethics in human actions
General