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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 July 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 July 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

Topic:  Social empowerment; Role of women

1) “Empowering half of the potential workforce has significant economic benefits beyond promoting gender equality.” Discuss how this potential can be realised. (200 Words)

Livemint

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations  

2) Critically analyse various issues related to construction of the Hambantota port in Sri Lanka. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education and Human resources

3) “The RTE is focused on free and compulsory education till class VIII. It does not prescribe preschools for the poor. Or education beyond class 8. Nor does it talk quality or equity.” Why is it important to focus on preschools, quality and equity in education? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

 

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

4) The NITI Aayog has recently unveiled a grand plan to effectively privatise district hospitals in Tier-I and Tier-II towns.  Examine critically NITI Aayog’s other provisions of this plan and comment on their likely impact on the health sector. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Issues relating to intellectual property rights.

5) A proposal to further extend the already 20-year-long patent term for pharmaceuticals is on the negotiation table of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Is it a right step? How will it affect India? Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic:  Awareness in the fields of biotechnology

6) The 271st report of the Commission has prepared the draft Bill named ‘The DNA Based Technology (Use and Regulation) Bill, 2017’ after examining various judicial pronouncements and constitutional provisions. Define DNA profiling and write a critical note on the objectives and provisions of this Bill. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function

7) What do you understand by social influence? Write a note on three forms of social influence. (150 Words)

NCERT Class XII Psychology textbook Chapter 7

 

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function

8) Differentiate between obedience, compliance and conformity. Discuss impact of social influence on these behaviours. (150 Words)

NCERT Class XII Psychology textbook Chapter 7

 

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

Refer NCERT Class XII Psychology textbook Chapter 7