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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 08 July 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 08 July 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

Topic:  Social empowerment; Art and culture

1) Discuss critically the significance of Dalit iconography such as statues of Ambedkar across India. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2


 

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

2) Analyse the extent of regional disparities in income per capita in India, considering both disparities amongst and within major states. Also analyse how will GST affect regional disparity in incomes. (200 Words)

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Topic:  Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes

3) According to the evidence presented in the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and studies elsewhere, 11 years of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act have not been able to make much of a dent in rural poverty. What innovative ways would you suggest to improve outcome of the MGNREGA? Discuss. (200 Words)

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

4) For the last 15 years, allocation to the child budget has remained stagnant at around 3% of the union budget. Do you think this amount is adequate to safeguard the health, nutrition, education and protection of India’s 434 million children? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 3


Topic Disaster management

5) Karnataka government has opposed Centre’s move to change parameters for drought assessment. Discuss why. (200 Words)

Down to Earth

 

Topic: Conservation

6) Several wildlife groups have opposed the Forest Rights Act as being anti-conservation. Do you agree? Critically examine. (200 Words)

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Topic: Conservation

7) Critically evaluate the promise and performance of the forest rights act. (200 Words)

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Topic: Transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints;

8) What were the reasons for the sudden spike in the prices of particular pulses in 2015 in India? Also examine the causes of drop in their prices in recent weeks. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethics in international relations

9) What is realism in international relations? Examine its relationship with ethics. (150 Words)

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