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

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

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General Studies – 1


 

Topic:  Population and associated issues,

1) Should India open its doors to inflow of refugees from other countries? In the light of existing refugee policy, critically comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 2


 

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

2) In the light of recent HPV vaccine issue, critically examine the causes and consequences – especially for India – of clinical trials crisis around the globe. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:   Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 

3) Discuss the features and prospects of recent policies meant to provide better social and economic security to India’s growing population of senior citizens. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

4) It is said that a large-scale vocational education system on the lines of the “dual” German model — classroom instruction plus apprentice training — would help raise the productivity of both individuals and the economy. In the light of recent studies on state of affairs in the Indian education sector, discuss the merits and demerits of adopting the ‘dual’ German model for India’s children. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

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

5) India is now a member of three of the four international export control groups. What does its membership of the Wassenaar Arrangement mean and why does it matter? Examine. (250 Words)

Livemint

 

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

6) The focus on universal health coverage should be through strengthening public health, not through targeted public insurance schemes. Comment. (250 Words)

The Wire


General Studies – 3


 

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

7) Discuss the potential and prospects of tourism industry to revive the Indian economic growth and employment. (250 Words)

Livemint

 


General Studies – 4


Topic:   ethical issues in international relations
General