[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 January 2018

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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 January 2018

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General Studies – 1


 

Topic:   Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.  

1) The new political articulation of the Dalits is a matter of concern for those forces which are divisive and polarising. Discuss critically source, inspiration and consequences of new Dalit assertion in India. (250 Words)

The Hindu

The Indian Express

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:   India and its neighborhood- relations; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections

2) The draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens is said to be a first step towards addressing Assam’s immigration problem, but it opens up concerns and faces many challenges. Discuss these concerns and challenges. (250 Words)2

The Hindu

 

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

3) Why should India be mindful of the impact of a more fractured U.S.-Pakistan relationship on regional security? Critically examine. (250 Words) 

The Hindu

The Indian Express

 

 


General Studies – 3


 

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

4) What do you understand by genomics-informed medicine? What implications do latest developments in genomics have for India and are there deliberate choices that would shape this coming future more advantageously for the country and its people? Examine. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Security challenges and their management in border areas;

5) In the light of frequent ceasefire violations witnessed by both India and Pakistan across their borders in Kashmir, which measures would you think help reduce these violations and build peace along the border?  Examine. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers 

6) Agriculture policy should focus on reducing volatility by allowing futures trading and encouraging investment in cold-storage facilities, along with a national market for agriculture. Discuss. (250 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic:  Storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints; e-technology in the aid of farmers 

7) The forthcoming Pesticide Management Bill 2017 should address the many anomalies that exist in the pesticide industry and protect interests and lives of farmers. Analyse. (250 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 4


Topic:    Attitude