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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 20 July 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 20 July 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism

1) The Maharashtra Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2016, received Presidential assent last week, paving the way for its implementation. Examine why this law was enacted and comment on necessity of such law. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Art and culture

2) What lessons can one draw from India’s ancient inscriptions and temples in conserving water and fighting droughts today? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

3) How should India address the rising challenge of vector-borne diseases? Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic:  Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure,

4) Is the setting up of a panel to study the demand for an official state flag ‘against the nation’ and unconstitutional? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Conservation; Disaster management

5) How does floods affect wildlife, especially in national parks in the northeast? What should be the response of government when floods affect wildlife? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Environmental pollution

6) What are microbeads? Why are they harmful and said to be illegal. Suggest what India should do to address challenges posed by microbeads. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Reference

 

Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices

7) It is said that strengthening the repayment capacity of farmers by improving and stabilising their income is the only way to keep them out of distress. Examine how this can be achieved. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators

8) Define ideal? Do you think Gandhiji’s philosophy of truth and non-violence are unrealistic and just ideals today? Justify why should one pursue knowing these principles are just ideals. (200 Words) 

Reference

 

Note: Tomorrow there will questions on the topic “Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators” – Swami Vivekanand will be covered.