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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 07 November 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 07 November 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

 

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

1) Much of the experience of Russia’s October Revolution has been horrific for the people of Russia, and benign for the rest of the world. Elucidate. (250 Words)

The Hindu

The Indian Express

 


General Studies – 2


 

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

2) Is Commonwealth group relevant today? Comment on Britain’s renewed interest in the Commonwealth amidst its impending separation from the European Union. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic:  Functioning of judiciary; Pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity. Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act

3) Setting up fast-track courts to deal with criminals in politics would do little to break the symbiotic relationship between politicians and criminals. Comment. (150 Words)

Livemint

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Inclusive growth and issues arising from it

4) The societal reach of India’s economic growth in recent decades still remains unquantified and a common measure to quantify the social progress of Indian States that can pinpoint the achievements and the challenges is still missing. Discuss the efforts made in this regard and suggest ideas to quantify societal reach of India’s economic growth. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security

5) A meaningful and consistent dialogue between the union government, interlocutors and separatists in Kashmir is sine qua non for establishing peace in the Kashmir Valley. Comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.

6) “Contrary to belief, demonetisation was not a case of a ‘good idea, bad execution’. It was a fundamentally flawed idea borne out of overriding of institutions and circumventing consensus.” Critically comment. (250 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 4


Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration:
Topic: Emotional intelligence
UPSC CSE 2017