[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 18 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
1) It is said that the most important historical event of the last two decades has been the battle over the Narmada dam. Do you agree? Discuss critically the socio-cultural, political and economic significance of the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA). (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation
Topic: Role of civil services in a democracy.
General Studies – 3
Topic: Indian economy – growth and development;
4) With reference to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, analyse the causes leading to Wilful Defaulting of payments to Banks in India. Also, highlight multi layered measures that can be undertaken to improve the same. (200 Words)
Topic: Indian economy – growth and development; Investment models.
Topic: Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping
General Studies – 4
Topic: Human Values; Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics;
Topic: Codes of Ethics,
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.