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

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

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:   Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society

1) Write a note on leftist, rightist and centrist political philosophies. Critically examine why the Right is in ascendence across the world and Left is seeing a decline. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic:  Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 

2) Two decades after signing the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, India is yet to ratify it. Discuss the significance of this Convention and why India should sign it. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

3) Should prisons become a default facility for those with mental illness? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

4) Examine India’s concerns on China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) and analyse how it can counter BRI. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations

5) “Executed properly, Aadhaar could become a central pillar of India’s “neighbourhood first” policy, culminating in the creation of a unique digital South Asian identity.” In the light of the statement, discuss how Aadhaar could be a good foreign policy tool. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic:  Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate 

6) What do you understand by the Joint Doctrine? Discuss critically ongoing debate on this doctrine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Infrastructure; Energy

7) It is argued that India’s solar ambitions might become unviable in coming days. Examine why.  (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic:   Ethics in public administration

8) Why should a bureaucrat be an ethical person? Discuss from administration perspective. (150 Words)