[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 September 2017
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues; Poverty and developmental issues
General Studies – 2
Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger
3) India’s record in addressing undernutrition is abysmal. With a stunting rate of 38.4%, India accounts for about a third of the world’s stunted children. Critically analyse the role of state governments in addressing the problem of undernutrition. (200 Words)
Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies
4) In recent days, the Securities and Exchange Board of India has taken stringent measures against credit rating agencies. Examine the reasons for taking such measures and their implications. (200 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
Topic: Storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints
6) India ranks first not only in the production and consumption of pulses, but also their import. Also the price and production of pulses keeps crashing affecting farmers. Why does this happen? What are the solutions? Examine. (200 Words)
Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment
General Studies – 4
Topic: Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information,
Note: Day after tomorrow there will be Case Study on the topic Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.