[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 December 2017

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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 December 2017

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General Studies – 1


 

 

Topic:  World history

1) From Iraq’s Kurd region and Catalonia, what are the lessons for national determination movements that one should learn? Examine. (150 Words)

The Indian Express

 


General Studies – 2


 

 

 

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

2) What does Trump’s New National Security Strategy mean for India? Analyse. (250 Words)

The Wire

The Hindu

Livemint

 

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

3) To fulfil ambitions in Indo-Pacific and beyond, India must work for a cohesive South Asia. Comment. (150 Words)

The Indian Express

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:  Land reforms in India.

4) The government needs to create a workable, inclusive system of land titling and records to allow land markets to function effectively and reduce judicial burden. Comment. (250 Words)

The Wire

 

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.

5) Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill tries to bring global standards to resolution of financial firms. But there is a strong case for keeping deposits out of the bill’s purview. Analyse. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

The Hindu

 

Topic:   Conservation 

6) Recently,  a new legal framework for wetlands was passed, the Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2017, replacing the earlier Rules of 2010. Discuss the merits and demerits of these Rules. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Ethics in human actions; Values; Ethical dilemmas