[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 10 January 2017
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General Studies – 1;
General Studies – 2
Topic : Powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
2) Currently, all opposition political parties have demanded that the Union budget, scheduled for February 1, 2017, should be postponed till polling ends on March 8. Do you think Union budget just before assembly polls, violates model code of conduct? What’s the view of Election Commission and Supreme Court on the issue of pre-poll promises by governments? Critically examine. (200 Words)
Topic: mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
3) Examine the significance of the landmark judgment of NALSA v. Union of India delivered by the Supreme Court. Also critically examine whether a recent legislation related to this landmark case does justice to the judgement delivered in this case. (200 Words)
Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.
Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
General Studies – 3
Topic: Indian economy – growth & development; Prevention of money laundering
Topic: Resource mobilization
7) What is merchant discount rate (MDR)? Recently petroleum retailers to threatened to stop accepting credit and debit card payments as a protest against the decision by certain banks to levy the merchant discount rate (MDR) of up to one per cent on card payments. Examine why petroleum retailers are worried. Also comment what this issue means to India’s push towards cashless economy. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Public service values