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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 August 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 August 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

Topic:  History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society. 

1) In your opinion, which factors pushed North Korea to go nuclear? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations

2) In the light of recent events, critically comment on the working of judiciary in South Asia. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

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

3) Do you think market-based health care is a fundamentally superior way to deliver health services to the poor? In the light of NITI Aayog’s recent proposal to privatise government hospitals, critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions. 

4) It is said that to improve ease of doing business in India, there is a need to provide viable alternatives to litigation and implement effective means for enforcement of contracts. Examine in detail why and what kind of institutional arbitration mechanism is required in India. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

TopicIssues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

5) Templates for an upgraded rural health system have long been finalised and the Indian Public Health Standards were issued in 2007 and 2012, covering facilities from health sub-centres upwards. Despite these measures, why do you think tragedies such as recent Gorakhpur incident repeat? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:  Energy

6) Critically analyse the trends in energy scenario in the Middle East. Also examine what lessons could India learn from these countries in management of energy. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic: Employment

7) The union cabinet recently approved the Code on Wages Bill, which proposes to make minimum wages a statutory right for all citizens. Discuss merits and demerits of this Bill. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

 


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

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

8) “The measure of a man is what he does with power.” Do you agree with Plato’s view? Comment. (150 Words)

 

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

9) “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” Comment on Socrates’ view. (150 Words)

 

 

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

Topic: Definitions of important theories (ex Deontology, Utilitarianism etc)