[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 January 2017
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General Studies – 1;
Topic:Distribution of key natural resources
General Studies – 2
Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to health
Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
Topic: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity
General Studies – 3
6) It is argued that that the advanced world is unlikely to witness any growth in factory jobs, as manufacturing companies of these countries find it profitable to combine their know-how with low-wage labour in developing nations. Analyse the statement and also examine what challenges does India face in creating more jobs. (200 Words)
Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology
Topic: Awareness in S&T
General Studies – 4
Topic: Accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance;
9) Recent boat tragedy in Bihar is blamed on failure of state and union governments in implementing safety related measures in waterways. In cases like this one, how should citizens hold state accountable? In turn, how should state respond?Critically comment. (150 Words)