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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 November 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 24 November 2017

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General Studies – 1


 

 

Topic:   Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India

1) Does India need an anti-superstition law?  Considering India’s social and cultural diversity, do you think such a law would achieve its objectives? Critically comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:   Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure 

2) The proposal for simultaneous elections goes against basic principles of the parliamentary system and the Indian Constitution. Analyse. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

 

Topic:  Poverty and Hunger

3) “Global Hunger Index offers a needed reality check for India’s big power aspirations.” Comment. (150 Words)

The Indian Express

 

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

4) Examine the economic and strategic benefits of the India-Australia-Japan-US quadrilateral (or Quad) dialogue to India. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

The Hindu

The Hindu

 

Topic:   Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure 

5) In the light of the ongoing events, discuss the significance of the Supreme Court judgment in S. Rangarajan v. P. Jagjivan Ram. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. 

6) Examine how Karnataka’s Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act, 2007 can pave way for universalisation of healthcare in the state and also act as model to other states. (250 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:  Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

7) Robust industry-academia relationship is crucial to India’s global competitiveness and its place in the global knowledge economy. Examine how digitisation and disruptive technologies are crucial to meaningful industry-academia relationship. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

 


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators