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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 June 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 June 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

Topic:  The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country

1) Mahatma Gandhi went on a five-day fast and called off the Non-Cooperation Movement in 1922. Was this fast justified? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:   Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential;

2) “Blockchain promises to create more transparent, accountable, and efficient governments.” Analyse. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic:  Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate

3)  Recently, the European Commission slapped on Google fine of €2.4 billion. Examine the reasons and what this huge fine means to Google. In the light of this episode, critically comment on the changing role of regulators.  (200 Words)

Livemint

The Hindu

 

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies

4) It is said that the Election Commission’s order disqualifying a minister in the Madhya Pradesh government for three years is an important step in curbing ‘paid news’ in the electoral arena. Do you think ‘paid news’ should be considered as an electoral offence? Substantiate. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

5) Critically examine the impact of GST rates on disabled people. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic  Indian economy 

6) The Union Cabinet recently approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on allowances with 34 modifications. What are the major modifications and who will it benefit? Also examine how will these accepted recommendations affect both beneficiaries and government. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Employment

7) Why creating of more jobs should be a priority for the Indian government? What are the costs of not creating more jobs? Critically comment. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

 


General Studies – 4


Topic:Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance

8) Define following Terms (with suitable example):

a) Empathy

b) Compassion

c) Ethics

d) Morals

e) Values

f) Sympathy

g) Probity

h) Integrity