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

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

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General Studies – 2


 

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

 

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

3) Critically comment on proposed amendments to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act and reasons why doctors across state are protesting against these amendments. (150 Words)

The Wire

 

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

4) Should India support the inclusion of Britain and France in the quadrilateral dialogue? Comment. (150 Words)

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General Studies – 3


 

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

 

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

 

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

7) What do you understand by helicopter money? Examine how demonetisation affected helicopter money in India. (150 Words)

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General Studies – 4


Topic:  Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; 
UPSC CSE 2017