[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 February 2017
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General Studies – 1;
Topic:The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
Struggle for India’s Independence, Bipan Chandra
Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
Bipan Chandra, Struggle for India’s Independence
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General Studies – 2
Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora
3) The increasing size and complexity of the diaspora requires the government to expand capacity and improve procedures. In this regard, examine what government is doing and what it should do. (200 Words)
Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies
4) In essence, public service commissions act as watchdogs for the civil servants. However, over a period of time, recruitment to these commissions have become dependent on political loyalties. In your opinion, what should be the selection process of members to these commissions? What’s the opinion of courts on this issue? Critically discuss. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Economic growth and development; Infrastructure
5) Urbanization acts as engine of growth. But in India, urbanization has given rise to many issues. In your opinion, which are the important issues that policymakers should address in Indian cities and how they should address them? Examine. (200 Words)
Topic:Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
6) The age of Big Data, the growing pervasiveness of Aadhaar, and the government’s push towards a cashless and digital economy has led to a re-emergence of interest in privacy and data protection in India. In your opinion, what are the key elements that should drive the design of a privacy law (when it is actually enacted), or laws that have an impact on privacy? Discuss. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic:Probity in Governance: Concept of public service;