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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 18 October 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 18 October 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

 

Topic:   Poverty and developmental issues; Social empowerment

1) Access to the internet is now fundamental to life and liberty. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

 


General Studies – 2


 

 

Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations. 

2) Afghanistan requires security as well as social support, especially from its neighbours.  Analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

3) Medical relief must be medically certified for a proven effect. With reference to disbursements as in the case of dengue, examine whether the state must adhere to conventional norms. (200 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- 

4) Social Media is widely considered to be the sixth pillar of democracy. Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:  Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; 

5) India’s agricultural policy should shift its focus from price support to productivity improvement. Discuss. (200 Words)

Livemint

 


General Studies – 4


 

Topic:  Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration:

6) Impartiality is as important as integrity in the civil services. Comment. (150 Words)

General