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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 August 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 August 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

Topic:  The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country

1) Which events led to partition of India? Do you think wounds of partition have healed after 70 years of independence? Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations

2) Recently Sri Lanka inked a revised version of a $1.1 billion deal for leasing the Hambantota port to a Chinese state-run company. Does this revised deal address India’s concerns? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations  

3) How did partition affect and shape India’s relations with its neighbours? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic:  Structure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary

4) Do you think creation of an All-India Judicial Service (AIJS) along the lines of the All India Services (AIS) would solve problems being faced by the Indian judiciary? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:  Disaster and disaster management.

5) It is said that flood governance through resilience building could bring about sustainable change in how disasters are managed in India. Elaborate. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security

6) What do you understand by Cyberbullying? Critically examine how recent evolution of social media is affecting children. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Agriculture issues

7) What are the biggest challenges faced by Indian agriculture today? How can we overcome these challenges? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

Topic:  Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

8) Write a note on John Stuart Mill’s theory of value and the principle of utility. (150 Words)

Reference

 

 

Note: Day after tomorrow there will be questions on the topic Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

Topic: Plato, Aristotle, Socrates