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

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

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 

1) Critically comment on Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s views on the caste system. (200 Words)

EPW


General Studies – 2


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

2) What are the causes of increasing cases of drug addiction in India? Examine the role of health professionals in addressing the issue of drug addiction. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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

3) What are the objectives and mandate of the Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT)? How does India’s increasing cooperation with Saudi Arabia and UAE affect Pakistan? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic:  Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these

4) Recently there was criticism against introduction of the Finance Bill, 2017 in Lok Sabha. Critically discuss these criticisms. (200 Words)

EPW

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

5) In many recent incidences in many parts of India, doctors in public hospitals were assaulted by angry relatives of patients alleging negligence. Critically examine why such assaults on doctors in public hospitals are taking place and what should be done to address causes of these assaults. (200 Words)

EPW


General Studies – 3


Topic:  Environmental pollution

6) In India, Government and industry proponents suggest that waste to energy (WtE) and recycling are compatible systems of managing waste. Do you agree? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

EPW

Topic: Land reforms

7) What are the grievances expressed by farmers during and after acquisition of their farm lands? Do you think the new land acquisition act addresses these concerns? Examine. (200 Words)

EPW

TopicInfrastructure

8) Do you think the creation of Rail Development Authority is a significant step? Substantiate. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

9) Write a note on Rousseau’s views on human rights and education. (150 Words)

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