[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 20 January 2018
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General Studies – 1
Topic: Social empowerment; Social issues
Topic: Political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society
Topic: Population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
3) The growing urban population creates deficiencies on the limited urban infrastructure. Critically examine how new migrants who are poor and belong to socially marginalised groups are affected vis a vis availability of urban basic services. (250 Words)
General Studies – 2
Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States
Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.
5) A sharper geopolitical competition in the South Asian region adversely impacts the overall sub-systemic stability in the region. In the light of recent ‘recalibration’ of ties between the US and Pakistan, critically analyse. (250 Words)
Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health,
General Studies – 3
7) Owing to its scope, the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission is an excellent window for understanding the evolution of urban governance in India, despite its closing in 2014. Analyse. (250 Words)
General Studies – 4
Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems