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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 July 2017

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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 July 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

Topic:  Urbanization – problems and remedies; changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 

1) Recently, the Tamil Nadu State government conceded the Government of India-owned Kamarajar Port Ltd’s (KPL) request to divert 1,000 acres of the hydrologically sensitive Ennore wetlands for industrial installations. Is it a wise move? Discuss ecological implications for Chennai and to Ennore Creek. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations  

2) In the light of recent Doklam crisis, many commentators have been implying that Bhutan is an Indian ‘protectorate’ state. Do you agree? How important is India for Bhutan’s economy and security? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

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

3) How will capping the price of medical stents would affect medical tourism and indigenous development of medical equipments in India? What policy should government follow when it comes to medical device development in India? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

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

4) Recently, the Supreme Court declined to apply the provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act to mentally retarded adults whose mental age may be that of a child. Was it a  right decision? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

TopicIndia and its neighborhood- relations

5) Critically examine how has the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord signed in July 1987 changed politics in Sri Lanka and the its relations with India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 3


 

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

6) Critically evaluate merits and demerits of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY). (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic:  Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics,

7) Discuss critically various opinions  expressed against Artificial Intelligence by scientists, philosophers and technology leaders. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

TopicAwareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics,

8) “Data is the oil of the 21st century.” Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function

9) a) Differentiate between prejudice and stereotype.

b) Is behaviour always a reflection of one’s attitude? Explain with example.

c) What are the factors that influence the formation of attitude? Discuss with examples. 

NCERT Class XII Psychology textbook Chapter 6

 

Note: Tomorrow there will questions on the topic Attitude: content, structure, function

Refer NCERT Class XII Psychology textbook Chapter 7