[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 January 2018

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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 January 2018

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General Studies – 1


 

Topic:   Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes. 

1) What causes acidification of oceans and freshwater bodies? What are the consequences of the same? Examine. (250 Words)

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Topic:   Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

2) What is geothermal heat flux (GHF)? How does it affect earth’s surface? (150 Words)

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General Studies – 2


 

Topic:   Functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. 

3) Analyse the evolution of the Election Commission of India and its effectiveness in ensuring inclusiveness, rule of law, efficiency, and accountability of the election process. (250 Words)

EPW

 

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

4) Comment on the existing financial resolution regime in India and the reforms needed to strengthen it. (250 Words)

EPW

 

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

5) The issue of alcoholism is complex and India requires the framing of a comprehensive liquor policy that regulates, rehabilitates, and refocuses on the importance of awareness creation. Analyse. (250 Words)

EPW

 

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

6) Over the years, India has earned the sobriquet of the ‘pharmacy of the world’ for being a leading supplier of affordable drugs to many countries.  But experts argue that India could soon lose this tag. Examine why. (250 Words)

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General Studies – 3


 

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

7) Examine the evolving patterns in funding and gender participation in research and development(R&D) landscape in India. (150 Words)

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General Studies – 4


Topic:  Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions