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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 March 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 March 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable


General Studies – 1;


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

1) What are the salient features of Carnatic and Hindustani classic music? Discuss. (200 Words)

CCRT Performing Arts

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

2) Discuss the Lasya dance as recorded in the early Indian inscriptions. (200 Words)

CCRT Performing Arts


General Studies – 2


Topic:  Basic structure; Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries

3) What are the merits and demerits of presidential system? Do you think India should adopt presidential system? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 

4) Compare and contrast nature and significance of India’s and China’s engagement with the nations of Middle Eastern region. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. 

5) Recently, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation told restaurant owners in its jurisdiction that they should let the general public use the toilets in their restaurants and the Karnataka government has decided to cap the price of multiplex tickets. What are the merits and demerits of these two decisions, especially with respect to public policy formulation. Critically examine. Critically examine. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 3


Topic: Issues relating to intellectual property rights.

6) In the light of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) decision to close down CSIR-Tech, critically examine the issues involved in filing patents using public money in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas

7) Do you think induction of aircraft carriers as a naval modernisation strategy is imprudent for India? Critically comment. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 4


Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration

8) Do you think a public servant holding an ‘office of profit’ is unethical? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu