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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 06 July 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 06 July 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

Topic:  Poverty and developmental issues

 

1) What do you understand by development? It is said that recent resistances by social movements have changed World Bank’s understanding of development paradigm. Do you agree? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


 

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

2) Critically comment on rehabilitation related issues associated with the Sardar Sarovar Dam. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

3) Recently India and Israel decided to elevate their relationship to a “strategic partnership”. What do you understand by strategic partnership? How will it benefit both India and Israel? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

4) How is Donald Trump’s Presidency affecting India – EU relations? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

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

5) What laws and regulations exist to deal with drunk driving in India? Do you think these have been successful in dealing with drunk driving? Examine what is lacking and what should be done to plug loopholes. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3


Topic Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth

6) What do you understand by economic austerity? Were austerity measures successful in Europe and the UK aftermath of 2008 global financial crisis? Also examine if it’s feasible for countries to still opt for austerity measures in the present global economic scenario. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institution

7) From ethical perspective, examine why is it important to promote prison reforms. (150 Words)

The Hindu

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