[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 15 July 2017
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
Topic: Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes
General Studies – 2
Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interest
Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation
General Studies – 3
Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism
General Studies – 4
Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world
6) This year marks the 1,000th birth anniversary of Ramanuja, the great Vaishnava theologian,, and the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s triggering of the Protestant Reformation which fundamentally reshaped Christianity. Discuss their philosophies and their relevance today. (200 Words)
Topic: Ethics in personal relations
7) You are a working single parent living with your six year old child in an housing society. Recently divorce case between you and your husband was amicably settled in a court. You were given custody of your child. After the divorce, your child has not been active and as cheerful as she used to be earlier. She seems to have lost interest in day to day activities. In the interest of your child, your close friends and even parents are asking you to remarry a suitable person. However, you want to live alone with your child and lead an independent life. But, your child’s behaviour has become a matter of concern for your family and they all want you to either devote full time to childcare by resigning from job, or marry someone to provide child a father. On the other hand, your parents are not willing to live with you in the city as they do not want to vacate their ancestral home in the village.
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