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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 February 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 February 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable


General Studies – 1;


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

1) How eras, epochs and eons are decided in geological timescale? Recently it was decided to name present epoch as anthropocene. Critically discuss salient features of anthropocene. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies  

2) Why do you think that technologies such as Uber that are so successful managing movement within the city are not being deployed for the journeys between them? How can it be made possible? Examine. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 

3) In order to bridge the gap between urban and rural consciousness, between the past and the present, another trend which is very much visible in the post-modernist poetry scene is the use of mythology to present the modern predicament. Discuss features of this trend. (200 Words)

CCRT

TopicIndian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

4) Examine the contribution of women poets to Bhakti movement. (200 Words)

CCRT


General Studies – 2


Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,

5) Recently, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) capped pricing of medical stents. Critically examine significance of this measure and its impact on various stakeholders. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Indian economy – growth and development

6) Will low and stable inflation boost growth prospects? In the light of functioning of Monetary Policy Committee, discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic: e-technology in the aid of farmers 

7) Discuss technology’s benefits for crop insurance in India. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 4


Topic: Laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance

8) Differentiate between rule and norm. Should people blindly follow social norms or rule, or should they be independent interpreters of the rules of society? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu