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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 July 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 July 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

Topic:  Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 

1) Maharashtra’s new law prohibiting the social boycott of individuals, families or any community by informal village councils is a template for other states. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary 

2) Recently, a nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether privacy is a fundamental right. Discuss the importance of and need for large bench hearings of the Supreme Court. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic:  Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies

3) NITI Aayog is responsible for monitoring and evaluating government schemes. Critically evaluate its functioning. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability,

4) Discuss various cases and committees related to the right to privacy issue in India. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

5) Criminalisation of politics has been a matter of great concern, particularly in the last two decades. Critically examine how both the Supreme Court and the Election Commission of India are becoming instrumental in cleaning politics. (200 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3


 

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

6) It is said that soaring tech sector valuations and start-up mania are bringing back memories of the turn-of-the-century dotcom bubble. Do you agree? Critically examine. (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) Anubhava Mantapa was said to be the fountainhead of all religious and philosophical thought pertaining to the Human Values, Ethics. Discuss its teachings. (150 Words)

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

8) Discuss the values preached by Jyotiba Phule and their relevance today. (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.