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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 31 May 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 31 May 2017

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:  Poverty and developmental issues

1) Discuss the significance of and measures needed to attain the Target 3 for the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies

2) The Niti Aayog, in its Draft Three Year Action Agenda, has drawn attention to the need for a sustainable plan for solid waste management in Indian cities. Discuss critically features of this Agenda. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 2

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

3) In the light of recent Zika episode in Gujarat, critically evaluate India’s disease surveillance systems and suggest reforms. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic:    Resource mobilization; Agriculture issues

4) Do you think implementing an agricultural tax in India would be an easy task for the government? Critically examine the challenges that government would face in taxing agricultural income. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Resource mobilization

5) What are the criticisms made against rolling out of GST? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Energy

6) Do you think nuclear power is best suited to gradually replace coal for India’s core energy demand? Critically examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in public administration

7) Discuss the ethical issues involved in recent coverup of Zika virus outbreak in Gujarat. (150 Words)

The Hindu