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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 January 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 January 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Distribution of key natural resources

1) Increasingly ineffective usual responses to water shortages and drought situations in some states, especially in southern states such as Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, have not helped mitigate the problem. What long-term measures should be taken to tackle drought and water shortage problem? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 2


Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora

2) In the post – Trump era, do you think China will replace USA as world’s economic superpower? Where will India fit in? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

3) Jawaharlal Nehru University has adopted ‘deprivation points system’ in its admission policy? What’s ‘deprivation points system’? Can it be adopted in formulation and implementation of welfare schemes? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

4) What’s the nature of India’s relationship with Syria? Critically analyse what role could India play in post-War Syria. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

5) “Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s presidency saw a historic shift in Iran’s ties with India, laying the groundwork for the cooperation that has unfolded, haltingly, over the past 20 years.” Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Employment

6) The mismatch between the number of people who annually reach working age and the availability of jobs has been a matter of constant concern globally during the better part of the period since the global financial crisis of the last decade. Examine the nature of this problem and suggest measures to bridge this mismatch. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic: Right ti information

7) With suitable examples, illustrate the role of information in decision making. (150 Words)

General