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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 November 2017

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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 November 2017

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General Studies – 1


 

 

Topic:   The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 

1) Who were ‘criminal tribes’? What was the British policy on these tribes in colonial India? Examine. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 2


 

 

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

2) What are the important findings of Global Burden of Disease study with respect to India? Discuss the significance of its findings to policymaking in health sector for Indian states. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

 

 

Topic:   Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies 

3) Critically evaluate the functioning of the Monetary Policy Committee. (150 Words)

The Indian Express

 

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

4) Why is it advised for pregnant women to gain weight during pregnancy? Examine the causes of high IMR and MMR in India. (250 Words)

Down to Earth


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:  Awareness in biotechnology; Conservation

5) What is DNA barcoding? Discuss their applications, especially in conservation. (250 Words)

Down to Earth

 

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 

6) What are biotoilets? Are they effective in managing sanitation problem in trains? Examine the alternatives that Indian railways can explore. (250 Words)

Down to Earth

 

Topic: Agriculture

7) What is permaculture? Can permaculture make agriculture sustainable? Examine. (250 Words)

Down to Earth


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Ethics in international relations