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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 September 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 September 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

 

Topic:  Salient features of Indian society; Population and associated issues

1) Drugs problem in Punjab, like drugs anywhere else in the world, is not a supply problem, but a demand problem. Comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

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General Studies – 2


 

 

Topic:  Role of civil services 

2) Lateral Entry to the Civil Services would require changes in career progression for directly recruited professionals. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

3) Memory degenerative diseases often impact vulnerable sections such as the Elderly immensely. With reference to increases instances of Alzheimer’s, what role can the State play for a holistic ecosystem? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources

4) India must embrace social entrepreneurship to embrace socio economic transformation. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Infrastructure; Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

5) Operational Efficiency is a major lacunae in Indian Railways. Do you think Privatisation can help in improving operation condition? Give reasons. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Indian economy – growth and development 

6) Fiscal measures mitigate economic hassles but structural reforms instigate economic reform. Analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

7) India’s new industrial policy is an opportunity to address the problems of low R&D spending and tough competition from cheap Chinese imports. Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint

 


General Studies – 4


70 Days ETHICS PLAN

 

Topic: International ethics

8) International Ethics is fundamentally based on acknowledgment and advancement of undisputed facts. Explain an international ethical problem the world faces today. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 

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.