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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 May 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 May 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Salient features of Indian society, Role of women; Social empowerment

1) In the light of the hearing of Shayara Bano v. Union of India case by the Supreme Court, critically analyse issues that the SC faces in deciding about constitutionality of practices such as triple talaq, polygamy, and nikah halala. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations

2) It is argued that Prime Minister of India’s second visit to Sri Lanka must help restore deeper cultural connect between the two nations. Discuss India’a cultural connect with Sri Lanka and how PM’s visit can deepen it. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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

3) It is said that, in India healthcare policy has relied on pharmaceutical and equipment advances, but evidence-based policymaking has been absent when it comes to service delivery. What is evidence based policymaking? Why is it important? Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint

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

4) Examine why is there a need to regulate private schools in India. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 3


Topic:  Indian economy

5) Critically examine achievements of recent demonetisation. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: S&T

6) What is the technology used in Electronic Voting Machines that India uses? Can they be hacked? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic:   ethical issues in international relations and funding

7) Discuss the ethical issues involved in relations between Israel and Palestine. (150 Words)

The Hindu