UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 08-09-2017

  1. As per Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR)’s report, 77% of total income of two major parties in India is from unknown sources. In this context what is section 29 C of Representation of People’s act? How is this legal provision misused to fund political parties anonymously? Suggest measures to ensure transparency in funding ? Also, discuss the possibilities of state funding of elections.
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Category – GS-II: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.

  1. How internet and digital inclusion can help to transform the life of tribals in India? Discuss along with giving policy suggestions in this direction.
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Category – GS-II: mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections

  1. While highlighting the salient features of National Electricity Policy, critically discuss if the policy has been able to maintain a balance between renewable energy and thermal energy. Give policy suggestions.

Category – GS-III: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc.

  1. What are the conditions for a hurricane to form? Enumerate various categories of Hurricanes as per Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale.
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Category – GS-I -Important Geophysical Phenomena Such As Earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic Activity, Cyclone Etc.

  1. Despite of several UNSC sanctions, North Korea is able to sustain its nuclear and missile endeavors. Critically analyze the efficacy of economic sanctions towards nuclear disarmament.
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Category – GS-II: International Relations