[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 December 2016
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: History of the world – events and their effect on society
General Studies – 2
Topic: Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders
Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
4) The Centre’s proposal to set up a single, permanent tribunal, subsuming all existing ad hoc tribunals, to adjudicate on inter-state river water disputes could be a major step towards streamlining the dispute redressal mechanism. Will it be able to address the different kinds of problems—legal, administrative, constitutional and political—that plague the overall framework? Examine. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Achievements of Indians in S&T
Topic: Environmental impact assessment
6) September 2016 marked a decade of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification in India. What is the procedure involved in making EIA? After EIA and project approval, what mechanism exists to check compliance of project conditions? Why is compliance important? Critically examine. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Public service values
7) “Max Webar said that it is not wise to apply to public administration the sort of moral and ethical norms we apply to matters of personal conscience. It is important to realize that the state bureaucracy might possess its own independent bureaucratic morality.” Critically analyse this statement. (150 words)
CSE Mains 2016 GS-IV