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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 November 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 November 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

 

Topic:   Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. 

1) Discuss the salient features and cultural significance of Bhimbetka cave paintings. (150 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic:  History of the world will include events from 18th century such as redrawal of national boundaries

2) The Balfour Declaration is an inexcusable historical mistake. Comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu

The Guardian

 

Topic: Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society.  

3) China, being a competitor to liberal democracy, can it export its model of political system – especially the “Xi model” to the rest of the world? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 2


 

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

4) There is an urgent need to adopt a rights-based approach by all stakeholders in seeking arrangements for safe and orderly migration to prevent exploitation of migrants and refugees. Discuss. (150 Words)

The Wire

 

 

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

5) What are the aptitudes, capabilities, skills and qualities that a university teacher/researcher – particularly in the domain of humanities and social sciences – needs to cultivate, and is the National Eligibility Test (NET) in tune with this spirit? Critically examine. (250 Words)

The Wire

 

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

6) India accounts for the highest TB incidence (23%) and mortality (26%) globally. How can India combat TB effectively? Discuss strategies. (250 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Conservation; Agriculture

7) What’s the mandate of and significance of work being carried out by ‘Bioversity International’ organisation? How is it different from India’s National Biodiversity Authority? Examine. (250 Words)

The Wire

 

Topic:  Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

8) Employing army resources for civilian works is an acknowledgement of civilian institutional failure to the larger public and also has long-term costs. Comment. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security

9) With the advent of new age digital and social media, fake news has pervaded all spheres of life, political, economic and social – with negative implications. What measures need to be taken by various stakeholders to combat fake news menace? Discuss. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Ethics in human actions
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