[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 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) The historical evidence on the ‘Tiger of Mysore’ Tipu Sultan can be read as competing narratives ranging between visionary to freedom fighter to bigot. Discuss critically relevance and significance of such narratives today. (200 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.
Topic: Functioning of judiciary
3) The designation of Senior Advocates in the judiciary has some symbolic purposes than substantial. In the light of the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court for designating lawyers in the Supreme Court and High Courts as senior advocates, critically comment.(200 Words)
Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests
General Studies – 3
Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
Topic: Role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security
Topic: Land reforms in India; Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
7) Blockchain technology is at the forefront of a technological shift called disintermediation. What do you understand by disintermediation? Discuss significance of blockchain for land reforms. (200 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: