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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 10 November 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 10 November 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

 

Topic: World History

1) Examine why November 9 is regarded as Schicksalstag (Day of Fate) in German history. (150 Words)

The Wire

Wikipedia

 


General Studies – 2


 

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

2) The intention to raise public expenditure to strengthen India’s healthcare have been repeated in the in many official plans with little or no action. Identify the sources of funding that can help India spend more on healthcare. Also discuss in addition to more funds, what else is needed to address health challenges in future. (150 Words)

The Indian Express

 

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

3) Examine why India urgently needs a national dementia policy. (150 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic:  Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act; powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 

4) What is exit poll? Does the decision to ban exit polls by the Election Commission go against freedom of speech and expression? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Accountability; Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to education

5) Accountability in school education system is necessary to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4. Comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Environmental pollution

6) Analysis of the Central Pollution Control Board’s AQI bulletin archives has revealed that the air quality has clearly deteriorated across the northern-Gangetic plain. Examine the causes and consequences. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

 

 

Topic:  Indian economic growth and planning

7) In terms of long-run economic prospects, do you think India will be ahead of China in near future? Substantiate your views emphasising on the role of India’s democratic and secular credentials. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic:  Environmental pollution

8) Can technology help address air pollution that is choking Delhi? Examine. (150 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Conservation

9) What is the Bonn Challenge? Discuss its features and examine how can India achieve Bonn Challenge. (250 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Ethical concerns and dilemmas 
UPSC CSE 2017