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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 08 March 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 08 March 2017

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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) Forest fires are common in the dry deciduous forests of India during summer the months of March and April. Critically comment on policies and methods followed in India to fight forest fires. Suggest an ideal approach to fight forest fires. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Role of women

2) According to a recent report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), India and Pakistan have the lowest rates of women’s labour force participation in Asia. Also, in India, rate of labour force participation of women is declining against the worldwide trend. Critically examine the causes of this decline and suggest ways to halt this decline. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


Topic:  Powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies

3) Analyse the challenges and opportunities associated with expanding role of the office of CAG in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

4) Critically comment on the nature of ongoing conflict in the Korean peninsula, the role of international community in deescalating this conflict and implications of this conflict for regional peace. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of vulnerable sections

5) For all its successes in giving representation to different social groups, India has a mixed track record when it comes to women’s participation and representation in politics. Critically analyse causes and consequences of India’s mixed record when it comes to women’s participation and representation in politics. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3


Topic: Indian economic growth and development

6) Differentiate between headline inflation and core inflation. Examine importance of these two inflations for the economy and for RBI’s policy stance. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic; Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 

7) Examine the arguments in favour and against introduction of universal basic income. (200 Words)

The Economic Survey 2016-2017, Chapter 9


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems;

8) In your opinion, which values if upheld by all stakeholders, will help democracies survive and become stronger? Analyse. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

The Indian Express