[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 03 July 2017

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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 03 July 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

Topic:  Salient features of Indian society; Poverty and developmental issues

1) Critically analyse role being played by education in empowering rural society in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:   Poverty and hunger; 

2) Write a brief note on the MPI (Multidimensional Poverty Index). Critically examine how will future climate change affect the poor and how does one address both poverty and climate change. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

 

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

3) In your opinion, how should India resolve its boundary stand-off with China at the Doka La tri-junction with Bhutan? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

4) It is said that the Prime Minister of India’s visit to Israel should build on the partnership between the two countries in water management. Examine what lessons should India learn from Israel in water management. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3


Topic Government Budgeting

5) In the light of GST being hailed as a reformatory step, it’s also demanded that India’s budget process be reformed too. In your opinion, how the budget can be updated for a post-GST India? Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth

6) Three of India’s most prominent challenges are: a crisis in the agricultural/rural economy, a need for much faster and more widespread generation of jobs and livelihoods, and rapid degradation of the environment. Do you think more localisation and empowerment of local bodies would address these challenges effectively? Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

 

Topic: Energy; Planning

7) It is said that developments on the energy front in Australia and Qatar highlight India’s need to diversify sources and develop an integrated systems approach to planning. Do you agree? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 

8) Write a note on Gandhiji’s philosophy on education and comment on its relevance today. (150 Words)

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