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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 July 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 July 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

Topic: Art and culture

1) The language data of the 2011 have still not been made available to the citizens who use those languages. Discuss why making this data public is important for citizens. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations

2) Discuss critically reasons for growing Chinese assertiveness in recent days. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

3) Critically analyse role of the President in a parliamentary democracy such as India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

4) The Union Cabinet’s in-principle nod to the purchase of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation has cleared the decks for India to have its own oil giant. Discuss its merits and demerits. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints;

5) Do you think the Green Revolution and the policies adopted therein are responsible to farmers’ unrest today? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

 

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

6) “Government procurement at the minimum support price is supposed to protect the farmer. But it mainly benefits the large traders.” Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

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

7) Discuss Swami Vivekananda’s philosophy of education. (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.