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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 30 May 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 30 May 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:  Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 

1) A case is gaining momentum in favour of revisiting Part XVII of the Constitution which envisages, in essence, the replacement of English language with Hindi at the national level and with other languages in the Eight Schedule in their respective states. Critically discuss why is this issue complicated and how should India address this challenge. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


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

2) The current uncertainty in the relations between America, China and Russia demands that India move closer to the European middle powers — France and Germany. Do you agree? If yes, how should both India and these European powers go about establishing a strong relationship? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure

3) “The proposed ban on the sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter at agricultural markets violates fundamental rights of food and livelihood, and the spirit of federalism.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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

4) In its pursuit to become regional and global power, what lessons can India learn from Israel in handling geopolitical adversaries and making progress on technology front? Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 3


Topic:    Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 

5) What do you understand by telematics? Discuss its applications. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethics in public administration and governance

6) Differentiate between administration and governance. Explain with suitable examples. (150 Words)

General