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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 March 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 March 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable


General Studies – 1;


Topic : Salient features of world’s physical geography.

1) How is climate change affecting the polar or Arctic climate? Explain. (200 Words)

Goh Cheng Leong, Chapter 25

Topic:Salient features of world’s physical geography.

2) Write a critical note on the resources available in the Arctic region and geopolitics associated with these resources. (200 Words)

Goh Cheng Leong, Chapter 25

Reference

Brookings


General Studies – 2


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

3) Critically analyse the nature of India’s spending on health. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

4) Discuss the humanitarian dimension of the fishermen issue between India and Sri Lanka. In your opinion,  what are the best available options that could help resolve this issue between two neighbours? (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations

5) Recently Pakistan launched, despite much opposition  by various groups,  conducting of its population census after a gap of 19 years. Why was there an opposition? Discuss the significance of this census for Pakistan and also for non-muslim communities living in Pakistan. (200 Words0

The Hindu

The Indian Express

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

6) Compare and contrast China’s response to border problems with Nepal to India’s postures. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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

7) Do you think Russia’s recent maneuvers in the Afghanistan and Pakistan affairs would help it strategically in the region? Critically comment on the nature of its clout in the South Asian region and its impact on India’s stature in the region. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Infrastructure – roads

8) Despite measures being taken by the government on improving roads, there has been a continuous increase in road crash deaths since 2007, with a brief annual reduction in 2012. Apart from spending on roads, driver education and enforcement of laws, what else could be done to effectively ensure road safety in India? Examine. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 4


Topic:Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions;

9) Why is privacy a big concern on internet today? Is it ethical for government and its agencies to collect private data of citizens? Critically comment. (150 Words)

Livemint