[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 12 February 2018

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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 12 February 2018

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General Studies – 1


 


Topic
:  Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 

1) Geoengineering interventions to combat global warming are more dangerous than the climate change itself. Discuss. (250 Words)

The Wire

 


General Studies – 2


 

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

2) Socialisation of medicine with a reliance on taxation to fund basic programmes is the bedrock of a good health system. In the light of the statement, discuss the significance of NITI Aayog’s first Health Index, its shortcomings and its implications for competitive federalism. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:   India and its neighborhood- relations

3) The success of Indian diplomacy would lie in striking the ‘Goldilocks’ balance in dealing with Male; neither too hot nor too cold. Analyse. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

4) Strengthening the health infrastructure at all levels which includes a strong regulatory mechanism is the need of the hour. In the light of new health schemes announced, discuss the statement. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

5) The Housing for All by 2022 agenda, while trying to resolve India’s urban housing crisis, must take into consideration millions of migrant workers in Indian cities who are living in nightmarish conditions. Comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


 

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

6) In recent times, offshore markets have become preferred destinations for investors to invest in Indian derivatives. What are the disadvantages of these derivatives moving offshore? How can Indian policymakers rein in the vast offshore market for Indian derivatives? Examine. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:    Achievements of Indians in science & technology

7) What are Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS)? Should LAWS be banned? Examine. (250 Words)

IDSA

 


General Studies – 4


Topic:   Laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance
 

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