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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 03 August 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 03 August 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

Topic: Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 

1) According to a new study, nearly 60,000 farmer suicides in the last 30 years in India can be linked to global warming. Discuss relationship between India’s farm crisis with climate change. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 


General Studies – 2


 

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

2) Critically evaluate the role of National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) and the Union ministry of human resource development (MHRD) in improving quality of teacher education and training. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

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

3) Analyse the role being played by Japan in India’s infrastructure sector. Also write a special note on the India-Japan forum. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States

4) Critically comment on the electoral reforms suggested by the Election and Law Commissions and the actions taken by the union government on these reforms. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 3


 

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

5) Does AI really pose an existential threat to humanity? In the light of the ongoing debate on threats of AI, discuss critically. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

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

6) Discuss the various issues and concerns associated with driverless cars. Do you think driverless cars should be promoted? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service

 

7) Differentiate between aptitude and attitude. Illustrate with examples why aptitude is important for civil servants. (150 Words)

Note: Tomorrow there will questions on the topic Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service