[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 18 November 2017
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General Studies – 1;
Topic: Role of women
General Studies – 2
Topic: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.
2) In successive elections, electoral participation in India’s big, metropolitan cities has been lower vis-à-vis semi-urban and rural constituencies. It is argued that in big cities, it is not the middle class but the urban poor who are unable to exercise their franchise. Discuss. (250 Words)
Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,
3) The publication of “Investing in Health,” the World Bank’s highly influential 1993 World Development Report, has guided structural adjustment policies and health sector reforms in many developing countries. Critically examine how India’s healthcare industry has evolved since the publication of above said report. (250 Words)
General Studies – 3
Topic: IPR; Industrial policy
4) A robust broadcasting industry is the linchpin of every democratic society. Analyse the key provisions of the Proposed Treaty for the Protection of Broadcasting Organisations by WIPO and examine if India should sign this Broadcasting treaty or not. (250 Words)
Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning; Energy
5) Energy planning should link energy and its end-use and end-user directly, promoting equity, and providing a better monitoring framework for energy use. Comment on energy planning in India. (250 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Ethics in public administration
(a) official duties,
(b) public interest, and
(c) personal interest
are taking priority one above the other.
How can this conflict in administration be resolved? Describe with an example. (150 Words)