[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 March 2017
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.
Laxmikanth, Indian Polity, Chapter – 1
General Studies – 2
Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes;
Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings,
Laxmikanth, Indian Polity, Chapter – 2
Topic:Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
4) Ever since it was announced in 2005, the Indo-U.S. civil nuclear agreement has faced one obstacle after another. What are these obstacles? Do you think nuclear energy holds same promise as it did in 2005? In the light of the delay in the Indo-US nuclear deal, what should be India’s considerations? Discuss. (200 Words)
Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
Laxmikanth, Indian Polity, Chapter – 4
Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
General Studies – 3
Topic: Issues relating to intellectual property rights.
7) In the light of recent Ilaiyaraaja-S.P. Balasubrahmanyam controversy, critically examine whether songwriters in India are fairly compensated for their work under the Copyrights Act? If not, what should be done? Discuss. (200 Words)
Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; Conservation
8) What were the objectives of the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) which was to come up in the West Bodi Hills in Theni district in Tamil Nadu? Recently the National Green Tribunal (NGT) kept in abeyance the environmental clearance for this project. Examine why. Comment on NGT’s decision. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance;
9) Do you think laws against eve-teasing and sexual harassment are sufficient to address the challenge of women facing sexual harassment in their neighbourhoods and public spaces? Critically comment. (150 Words)