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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 01 June 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 01 June 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic:  Salient features of Indian society

1) Should cow be made national animal. Critically examine pro and against arguments. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


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

2) Discuss the significance and potential of Niti Aayog – promoted open-innovation workspaces in high schools. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human resources

3) The union government is seeking to change the bad situation in higher education sector by establishing 20 world-class “institutions of eminence” around the country. How can India build such institutions? What should be the nature of these institutions? Examine. (200 Words)

Livemint

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

4) It is said that the Companies Act, 2013, does not realize what it set out to accomplish due to too many rule and regulations. Do you agree? Analyse. (200 Words)

Livemint

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

5) It is said that sustained India-Japan cooperation in Africa can match China’s substantial outreach. How can India and Japan go about in realizing this goal? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic:   Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping

6) Discuss critically recent reforms made in the targeted public distribution system. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic:  Agriculture; Biotechnology

7) “GM mustard exposes our double standards when it comes to technology for farmers.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic:  Energy

8) Discuss the nature and consequences of India’s push towards a low carbon economic transition. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethics in public administration

9) In the light of recent coal block allocation scam verdict, distinguish between maladministration and administrative corruption.  (150 Words)

The Hindu