[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 December 2017

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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 09 December 2017

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General Studies – 1


 

 

Topic:  Role of women and women’s organization

1) Research found that women’s NGOs had made vital contributions to the success of development projects, but they were easily marginalised and trivialised once those projects got off the ground. Discuss. (250 Words)

The Wire

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

2) Sold as a concept to plug leakages in welfare schemes, Aadhaar is now creating more problems than what it had set out to resolve. Critically analyse. (250 Words)

Down to Earth

 

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

3) What is Wassenaar Arrangement? India recently became member of the Wassenaar Arrangement. Discuss its significance to India. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:  Conservation; Environmental pollution

4) Examine the environmental impact of China’s growing footprint on the globe. (250 Words)

Down to Earth

 

Topic: Different types of irrigation and irrigation systems

5) India is the third largest dam-building nation in the world after China and the US, but despite that its annual per capita water storage capacity is just 225 cubic metres. Are there any alternatives to dams that India could explore? Examine. (150 Words)

Down to Earth

 

Topic:  Environmental pollution; Agriculture

6) Discuss the harmful effects of pesticide on farmers in India. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Environmental pollution

7) Why is the presence of antibiotic resistance in the environment a worrying factor? Examine. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  e-technology in the aid of farmers 

8) It is said that the TIGR2ESS  project aims to define the requirements for a second, more sustainable Green Revolution in India. Write a note on the objectives and benefits of this project. (250 Words)

The Wire


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Ethics in public administration; Ethics in human actions.