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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 10 July 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 10 July 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

Topic:  Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) It is said that bold policy measures and big infrastructure investments such as Smart City Mission are likely to fall short if they don’t factor in climate change. Examine  how and why smart city mission should aim to build climate resilient cities. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

2) Unlike other previous border skirmishes, why is present border crisis between India and China in Chumbi Valley hailed as important? Do you think India is right in preventing Chinese road building near Doka La? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

3) It is argued that without making deep-going and radical changes to India’s political economy it will not be possible to prevent and eliminate corruption. Do you agree? Substantiate. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.

4) What does the law say on nominating members to the Assembly of a Union Territory? why does the system of nominated members exist in Puducherry? In the light of recent controversy, examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3


Topic Indigenization of technology and developing new technology

5) In your opinion, what is the best way to encourage domestic production of defence equipment in India? Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

 

Topic: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security

6) Discuss critically issues and concerns raised against pre-emptive internet shutdowns as a security measure. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

 


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

 

TopicEthics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions

7) Define ethics. Where does ethics come from and what is its use? (150 Words)

BBC

 

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions

8) Briefly discuss relationship between ethics and human actions. (150 Words)

Reference (Page 49, 50 and 51)

 

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