[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 05 January 2018

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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 05 January 2018

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General Studies – 1


 

Topic:   Salient features of world’s physical geography.  

1) What do you understand by “bomb cyclone” or “weather bomb” ? Examine why Eastern parts in Norm America are experiencing unusually extremely cold conditions these days. (250 Words)

BBC

NYT

 


General Studies – 2


 

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

2) Should MPs and MLAs be barred from practising law? Discuss the issues involved. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

3) What are the areas of concern in the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill? Are the provisions of this Bill consistent with the observations made by the Supreme Court on Triple Talaq? Critically examine. (250 Words) 

The Hindu

 

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

4) National Medical Commission Bill must address the needs of the consumer rather than the interests of medical practitioners and quacks. Comment. (250 Words)

The Indian Express


General Studies – 3


 

 

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

5) Write a critical note on the objectives and provisions of the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2017. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

6) The social media platforms such as twitter are increasingly polarising the world and their claim of being neutral facilitators of online communication is dubious. Comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic:   Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;
 
Evaluate the merits and demerits of the options you have in this situation.  Justify with valid reasons which course of action you would finally follow.  (250 Words)
General