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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 February 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 February 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable


General Studies – 1;


Topic:The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.

1) Discuss the significance of contributions made by women freedom fighters during the second half of the 20th century. (200 Words)

Struggle for India’s Independence, Bipan Chandra

Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 

2) What role did foreign women play in struggle for India’s independence? Also examine what prompted them to contribute to India’s freedom struggle. (200 Words)

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)

The Hindu

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)

The Hindu


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)

Livemint

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)

Livemint


General Studies – 4


Topic:Probity in Governance: Concept of public service;

7) If there is a need for new politics in India, what should be its nature? Keeping in mind the demand of our Constitution and citizens, critically analyse. (150 Words)

The Hindu