[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)
General Studies – 2
Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora
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)
Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.
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)
General Studies – 3
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)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Right ti information