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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 July 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 July 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

Topic:  Salient features of Indian society; 

1) Tolerance is said to be one of the salient features of Indian society. In your opinion, why are Indians more tolerant? Is this tolerance under threat? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:   Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

2) Critically evaluate role of Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) and Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) in accelerating the empowerment of SC/STs. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

 

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

3) Under the Anglo-Chinese Convention of 1890, the Sikkim-Tibet border was agreed upon and in 1895 it was jointly demarcated on the ground. Why should there be any dispute and why should this lead to a stand-off between the armed forces of the two countries, as seen today? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Livemint

 


General Studies – 3


Topic Effects of liberalization on the economy

4) Does privatisation serve the public interest? In the light of recent decision of the union government to privatise Air India, critically comment. (200 Words)

Livemint

The Indian Express

 

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

5) Fresh evidence of loss of forest cover in the Indian Sundarbans, which represent a third of the largest contiguous mangrove ecosystem in the world, has been documented in scientific studies. Examine the causes of this loss, measures needed to revers this loss and ecological cost of not doing anything about this loss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Energy; Planning

6) Discuss the significance of recently unveiled Open Acreage Licensing and the National Data Repository policies. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Conservation; Irrigation systems

7) Examine the merits and demerits of raising the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Ethics in public administration

8) Differentiate between prosecution and persecution. In your opinion, what should be the ideal role of a police officer in the Indian society? Comment. (150 Words)

The Indian Express