[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 08 November 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 08 November 2017 Click on EACH question to post/read  answers. General Studies – 1;     Topic:   Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society; World history 1) What did the Russian Revolution mean to India, Indian politics and Indian …

8) Increased national wealth did not result in equitable distribution of its benefits. It has created only some “enclaves of modernity and prosperity for a small minority at the cost of the majority.” Justify.

Topic:  Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;  8) Increased national wealth did not result in equitable distribution of its benefits. It has created only some “enclaves of modernity and prosperity for a small minority at the cost of the majority.” Justify. (150 Words) UPSC CSE 2017

6) What is smog? What are its effects on health, especially of children? Critically examine the root causes of air pollution in Delhi and reasons why various initiatives have failed to have any impact on its reduction.

Topic:  Environmental pollution 6) What is smog? What are its effects on health, especially of children? Critically examine the root causes of air pollution in Delhi and reasons why various initiatives have failed to have any impact on its reduction. (250 Words) The Hindu

5) No country can remain an island when it comes to climate action. In the light of ongoing COP23 climate negotiations, discuss the new challenges and responsibilities that countries are facing in striking a deal at COP23 to save earth from climate change.

Topic: Environmental pollution; Conservation 5) No country can remain an island when it comes to climate action. In the light of ongoing COP23 climate negotiations, discuss the new challenges and responsibilities that countries are facing in striking a deal at COP23 to save earth from climate change. (250 Words) The Hindu The Wire

2) Today the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the multilateral system faces a challenge to its very foundations. What are the threats being faced by GATT? Discuss if GATT remains  relevant today.

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests  2) Today the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the multilateral system faces a challenge to its very foundations. What are the threats being faced by GATT? Discuss if GATT remains  relevant today. (250 Words) The Hindu

1) What did the Russian Revolution mean to India, Indian politics and Indian political leadership? And how did colonial authorities react to these influences and interpretations? Examine.

Topic:   Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society; World history 1) What did the Russian Revolution mean to India, Indian politics and Indian political leadership? And how did colonial authorities react to these influences and interpretations? Examine. (250 Words) Livemint