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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 August 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 19 August 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

 

Topic:  Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 

1) The urban poor, slum dwellers, and migrants are dispossessed as a result of urban restructuring and gentrification. Examine how urbanisation affects women migrants in particular. (200 Words)

EPW


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:   Structure, organization and functioning of the Judiciary

2) Discuss why lawyers’ strikes in India contribute to the problem of judicial inefficiency and examine the Law Commission recommends on this issue. (200 Words) 

EPW

 

Topic:  Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 

3) The social boycott act passed by the Government of Maharashtra is an important step in arresting the abuse of power by in-group elites. What hurdles would this legislation face in realisation of its desired goals? Examine. (200 Words)

EPW

 

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

4) Strict adherence to treatment is critical for the effective management of HIV. Research suggests that adherence to treatment should be greater than 95% for maximum benefit from antiretroviral therapy. However, such adherence is not observed in India. Examine the reasons. (200 Words)

EPW

 

Topic:  Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 

5) In India, even now between 9% and 20% of maternal deaths are on account of unsafe abortions. What does law say about abortion rights of child victims of rape who are pregnant? Do you think children who are pregnant should have abortion rights? Critically comment. (200 Words)

EPW


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:  Agriculture

6) The farming systems followed by small farmers in Asia, Africa and Latin America have the potential to deal with the problems thrown up by climate change. Discuss the nature of these farming systems, their advantages and need for changing of our understanding about ecological benefits of small farming systems. (200 Words)

EPW

 

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

7) Recently, union government announced that only electric vehicles (EVs) will be sold in India from 2030. To achieve this target what needs to be done? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

 


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

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

8) Define following with suitable examples:

a) Absolutism

b) Beneficence

c) Consequentialism

d) Duties

e) Normative ethics

f) Environmental ethics

 

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