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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 01 August 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 01 August 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

1) Write a note on various important traditions (such as dhrupad)  of Hindustani classical music. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests  

2) Discuss importance of  India’s engagement with the Philippines to its growing role in Southeast Asia. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

3) The 2015 draft DNA Fingerprinting Bill is back in a new version, and includes some important additions and deletions. What are they? What is the need for such a law in the first place, and what are the problems with having one? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests 

4) Write a note on the progress made in India – Thailand bilateral relations. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 

5) China’s recent heavy-handed economic sanctioning of South Korea, in response to that country’s decision to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system, was just the latest example of the Chinese authorities’ use of trade as a political weapon. Critically comment.  (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

6) Critically comment on the provisions and utility of the Whistle Blowers Protection (WBP) Act, 2014. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life

7) Discuss the applications and potential of big data in medicine. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic: Disaster and disaster management.

8) How does floods and other natural disasters impact India’s GDP? Examine. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic:  Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 

9) A recent research has offered a combination of two dominant methods — stratospheric sulphate aerosol increase and cirrus cloud thinning — to reduce global warming and precipitation rates to pre-industrial levels. Write a note on these geoengineering technologies. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function

 

10) Often you see in the news of powerful politicians either publicly insulting bureaucrats or even physically abusing government employees. In your opinion, what attitudinal change in required to completely stop such incidents?  (150 Words)

 

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