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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 December 2016

[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

1) What impact would backlash against globalisation, technological innovations and rivalries between great powers will have on India? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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

2) Do you think India should repeal the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010? Is an autonomous, self-regulatory agency for NGOs the need of the hour? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

3) Analyse the disruption caused by demonetization? How has demonetization affected interests of software industry? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

5) Why is the successful test-firing of the long-range ballistic missile Agni-V for the fourth time considered as a significant step? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


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)

The Hindu

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)

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