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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 November 2017

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 29 November 2017

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General Studies – 1


 

 

Topic:   Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues  

1) Discuss the contributions of Vithalbhai Patel to India’s struggle for independence and to the evolution of India’s polity.  (150 Words)

The Wire

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:  Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these. 

2) The attempt by the executive to subvert the independent function of the legislature and its secretariat has serious implications for Indian polity. Discuss critically these implications and comment if there should be an alternative manner to convene parliament. (250 Words)

The Wire

The Wire

 

Topic Indian Constitution- significant provisions and basic structure. 

3) “The possibility of indoctrination cannot be a reason for undermining personal autonomy.” Comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:   Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges,

4) India’s homeland security will be better served by basic fixes in India’s law enforcement system rather than by the deployment of sophisticated technology and weaponry. Comment. (250 Words)

The Wire

 

Topic: Awareness in IT, computers

5) What do you understand by net neutrality? Discuss the nature and significance of net neutrality recommendations made by TRAI. (250 Words)

Livemint

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Investment models

6) Do you think PPP model would help improve healthcare delivery in India? Critically analyse. (250 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic: Conservation

7) What is trophy hunting? What is its impact on conservation? Examine what efforts are needed to prevent trophy hunting.  (250 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


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