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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 20 November 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 20 November 2017

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General Studies – 1;


 

 

Topic: Urbanization, their problems and their remedies

1) Urban India faces considerable gaps along the full cycle of sanitation. Discuss priorities and strategies that urban India should focus on to make Indian cities clean. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

 


General Studies – 2


 

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

2) The revival of the Trans-Pacific Partnership minus the U.S. opens opportunities for India. Examine. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. , 

3) The ongoing crisis in Catalonia region is a salutary reminder to India of what can go wrong when regional grievances are allowed to fester. Comment. (250 Words)

Livemint

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic: Environmental pollution

4) The union government’s decision to advance introduction of BS-VI grade petrol and diesel in Delhi by two years to April 2018 appears to be a logical step in fighting air pollution. But what are the practical, financial and technological hurdles to meeting the deadlines on govt’s clean fuel roadmap? Examine. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic: storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints;; IPR

5) It is said that seed industry in India is in crisis. Examine the causes of this crisis and remedies needed to revive seed industry. (250 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic: Resource mobilisation

6) Do you think philanthropy can effectively solve public problems? Discuss with a note on the Co-Impact initiative. (250 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic: Cropping pattern; storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints;

7) Scientific storage facilities and a judicious trade policy will go a long way in helping onion farmers. Comment in the light of reports showing huge losses incurred by onion farmers in a bumper crop year. (250 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Ethics in human actions