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

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 March 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 does Indian monsoon originate? Examine the impact of El Nino and La Nina on monsoons. (200 Words)

Goh Cheng Leong, Chapter 16

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography.

2) What are the salient features of savanna climate? Examine the role of fire in creation and maintenance of savanna vegetation. (200 Words)

Goh Cheng Leong, Chapter 17

General Studies – 2

Topic: Role of civil services in a democracy.

3) Despite intervention of the Supreme Court, police reforms in India haven’t taken place. Critically discuss challenges involved in bringing police reforms in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

4) “Sustainable use of marine resources is at the heart of the India-Sri Lanka fishing problem.” Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

5) The more power China has accumulated, the greater has been its difficulty in gaining allies. Examine why China is failing to make more allies, especially in its vicinity. Also comment implications of its isolation for India and the world. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic:  Conservation

6) Critically discuss the role of forest guards and the challenges they face in conserving wildlife and forests in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic; Environmental pollution; S&T

7) India has launched the second phase of the programme to eliminate the use of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) as part of its commitment under the Montreal Protocol. Examine the challenges involved in eliminating HCFCs and measures needed to be taken to make air-conditioning and refrigeration energy-efficient and eco-friendly. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance.

8) Critically comment on the credibility and accountability of rating agencies around the world. (150 Words)