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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 31 January 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 31 January 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Poverty and developmental issues

1) Do you think enforcing the minimum wage law, releasing funds on time for MGNREGS  and similar such measures are effective in removing inequality and poverty than introducing universal basic income (UBI) or direct cash transfer schemes? In the light of proposal to introduce UBI, critically discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

2) Human interventions transform land, water and local ecologies, and in doing so deeply affect the availability of resources. Examine how does land use affect climate change. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: population and associated issues,

3) The recent executive order by Donald Trump clamping down on immigration from seven predominantly Muslim nations is aimed at bolstering national security. How does immigration affect an economy? 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.

4) The American President Trump believes Russia is no longer the U.S.’s principal global rival. Do you think it will be easy for his administration to reset America’s ties with Russia? If it succeeds, will it be a good news for India? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

5) How will Trump’s economic nationalism affect India? What should be India’s response to this new American economic nationalism? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3


Topic: Economic growth and development; Resource mobilization

6) What do you understand by a ‘bank run’  or a ‘run on the bank’? How is RBI ensuring financial stability and pre-emption of bank runs? In the light of recent demonetization, critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions;

7) These days we are witnessing various protest movements all over the world. Do you think these protests are meaningful means to demand justice or oppose injustice? Critically comment. (150 Words)

Livemint