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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 26 January 2018

[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 26 January 2018

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General Studies – 1


 

Topic:   Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues ; Indian culture

1) It seems that the three – fraternity, liberty and equality – can coexist only if one follows the way of the Buddha. Comment on the Dr Ambedkar’s statement. (150 Words)

The Wire


General Studies – 2


 

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

2) The Delhi Declaration, announced during the recent ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit, is significant for addressing India’s various security concerns. Do you think such declarations will have tangible outcomes? Critically analyse. (250 Words)

The Hindu

The Indian Express

 

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States 

3) In the light of the recent events, critically comment on significance of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the S. Rangarajan v. P. Jagjivan Ram (1989) case. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources

4) Examine the features and significance of the NCTE (Amendment) Bill, 2017. (150 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; 

5) Well-designed digital systems and government websites are crucial for e-governance to succeed. In the regard, critically evaluate design and readiness of government websites in furthering the objectives of e-governance. (250 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic:  Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources

6) With the secular decline of the rural economy, the belief has gained ground that education will be the road out of a scrimped and precarious livelihood on the farm. Considering the quality of education that rural children get either from public or private schools, do you think education will enable them to find alternative livelihoods? Critically comment. (250 Words)

Livemint


General Studies – 3


 

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

7) Lately India is witnessing dismal growth in the manufacturing sector. What measures should be taken to revive manufacturing sector? Examine. (250 Words)

Livemint

 

 


General Studies – 4


Topic:  Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions
a) Do you think old aged people who wish to die should be allowed to undergo euthanasia? Justify.
b) Discuss the ethical issues involved in administering euthanasia. (250 Words)