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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 July 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 July 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

Topic: Factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India)

1) What is digital industrialization? Is India ready for it? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections

2) Has anything changed for the better after the enactment of the Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act in 2012? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic:  Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections

3) Critically evaluate the working of crop insurance schemes. (200 Words)

Down to Earth

 

Topic:  Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

4) Discuss the significance and salient features of the Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill 2017. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

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

5) It is said that the government must urgently frame a national policy for influenza immunisation. Examine why. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Economics of animal rearing

6) A recent study has found high levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in chickens raised for both meat and eggs on farms in Punjab. Why is it alarming? How to address the issue of high use of antibiotics in poultry farms? Discuss. (200 Words)

Down to Earth

 

Topic:  Environmental pollution; Conservation

7) What are the various costs of inaction on climate change? Write a note on BECCS – bioenergy with carbon capture and sequestration.(200 Words)

Down to Earth

 

 

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

8) The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recently announced the Draft Food and Standards (Organic Food) Regulations, 2017, aimed at curbing sales of fake organic products. Critically examine how will these regulations affect organic farming in India. (200 Words)

Down to Earth


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

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

9) According to Swami Vivekananda, what is the goal of ethics? Examine. (150 Words)

Reference

 

Note: Tomorrow there will questions on the topic “Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators” – Social reformers of 18th century will be covered.