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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 October 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 October 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) Discuss Gandhiji’s views on modernity, religiosity, science and spirituality. Also comment if his views on these aspects are relevant today. (200 Words) 

The Indian Express

 

TopicModern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 

2) Examine the impact certain literary works has had on formulation of Gandhiji’s ideas. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 2


 

 

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

3) “All at once, India’s healthcare suffers from quality, quantity, footprint, access and affordability issues.” Critically analyse. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

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

4) What are the geopolitical implications of the sale of Essar Oil to Rosneft, given the deepening of energy relations between China and Russia? Examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Indian economy; Cropping pattern; Agriculture – marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints

5) Pulses have seen an average annual inflation rate of 12%—the highest among food crops—in the past 12 years. What steps can government take to stabilise prices of pulses? Examine. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic: Infrastructure; S&T; 

6) The Chinese government has been looking to big data for solutions in areas ranging from policing to education and urban planning to traffic management; the optimal use of big data, it believes, can help foster higher economic growth. How can India use big data to its advantage? What are the challenges it faces in this regard? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic:  Indian economy – growth and development

7) A strong presence of knowledge ecosystem is sine qua non for robust economic growth. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


 

 

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;

8) Gandhiji said that his life was his message to humanity. What are the important lessons that you can learn from the life of Gandhiji? Discuss. (150 Words)

The Indian Express

 

 

TopicHuman Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;

9) What was the central message of Gandhiji seminal work Hind Swaraj? How is this message relevant to privacy debate today? Examine. (150 Words)

The Hindu