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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 October 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 16 October 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

 

Topic:   Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 

1) Write a critical note on the working and findings of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts (WIM). (200 Words)

Down to Earth

 

 


General Studies – 2


 

 

Topic: Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure

2) A ban on books comprises the right to read but enshrines State intervention on inconsistent grounds. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

3) Critically analyse the impact of inducting a dedicated public health management cadre on improving health deliverables. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Energy

4) To prefer clean fuel is a combination of policy concurrence and citizen awareness. Comment on the need on a clean fuel and energy consumption policy need by India on an urgent basis. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic:  Changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

5) The contradictions in smartphone production highlight structural issues in manufacturing policy. Comment.(200 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic:  Basics of cybersecurity

6) Effective cyber security measures need adaptive technology and policies as opposed to compliant ones. Comment. (200 Words)

Livemint

 

 


General Studies – 4


 

Topic:   Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity

7) What is the difference between Governance, Good Governance, and Ethical Governance. Can ethical governance be enforced? Give reasons for your answer. (150 Words)

General