UPSC Mains 2017 GS 2 Hit from IAS4Sure Notes

1. Critically examine the Supreme Court’s judgement on ‘National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014’ with reference to appointment of judges of higher judiciary in India. (150 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/AumkFcf2KntLX60Hw3cAl6B6xnrc5nFS0P0/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AukP97Li-hVPkbLyNS6zlgOwpJwOrrfXCAc/

This topic was in news entire year and hence it was expected.

2. ‘Simultaneous election to the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies will limit the amount of time and money spent in electioneering but it will reduce the government’s accountability to the people’ Discuss. (150 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/Aul7O7g_qctN977IM5iTr7ZPW5KnmDfm1f4/

This topic was also expected as there was a lot of debate after PMs statement on this topic.

3. Does the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 ensure effective mechanism for empowerment and inclusion of the intended beneficiaries in the society? Discuss (150 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/AulO3GxtI_FJKpQ2QAZjxvPaAaPPhtaOhtw/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AumX0U1OcGtO4q0H0PbSJqp_gKdVSmeCNWc/

Again an expected topic.

4. ‘China is using its economic relations and positive trade surplus as tools to develop potential military power status in Asia’, In the light of this statement, discuss its impact on India as her neighbor. (150 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/AulK3HRPYRhCqbiJlc_VNYjCX67_UaAXk-Y/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AumE3hRsxS9HQ73b7lQ3DJQLmTpb4KDESj0/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AulVnghjfZRJhYYI1FnyryRWJnV96Id28ok/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AukuhJpiL8tFG53k8CSybf-zsOeiuR13WbI/

5. What are the main functions of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)? Explain different functional commissions attached to it. (150 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/AultIJ-WNbJA0Js-NpNp8ThmwT8b3h1BS8c/

Our notes covered it partially only. Student need to have broader understanding and det ailed knowledge to answer it completely. However, it is a difficult question due to its specific nature.

6. Hunger and Poverty are the biggest challenges for good governance in India still today. Evndaluate how far successive governments have progressed in dealing with these humongous problems. Suggest measures for improvement. (150 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/AukIXyXJV7FMApLE8aCujSQRPL-k-lAvNBI/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AulxMttHAslAHo9t283DVpdOXJdMmrtn8Mw/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AunB6w6PyM5Luaznt7z3QCmefPsvePOR5X4/

It is covered across various notes. Some of them are given above.

7. Discuss the role of Public Accounts Committee in establishing accountability of the government to the people. (150 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/Auk6Fsv6OlhHW5Uz2zT–xCHvwfBb8kLb-w/

A very easy and conventional question.

8. “The local self government system in India has not proved to be effective instrument of governance”. Critically examine the statement and give your views to improve the situation. (150 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/AunbkwSUo9JI8KqlgJc54ekGE3PzK9m4IkE/

http://www.evernote.com/l/Aum0UIG0KS9B2blbW6R3wlg6pg2_35jnZ_M/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AukTrOQjVFZHhLBZOAue-DmSoBr1ZqaNmEA/

It was covered in detail in our notes. Easy and conventional question.

9. How do pressure groups influence Indian political process? Do you agree with this view that informal pressure groups have emerged as powerful than formal pressure groups in recent years?

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/Auk9CjS6xKRNraQPQkfHshtRgDSTpTMnCsI/

10. Explain the salient features of the constitution(One Hundred and First Amendment) Act, 2016. Do you think it is efficacious enough ‘to remove cascading effect of taxes and provide for common national market for goods and services’? (250 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/AukO6LI9TZ5Ngrzlg6kOuVj3pxA4w2EegRM/

http://www.evernote.com/l/Aul-HLHFRb1DqqHeJEQRSOiYJ6c6FfPCnio/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AulXq57HGFtIg6N4Z8_n1cVZAndHBunBMiw/

Expected question. Covered in detail in our notes.

11. Examine the scope of Fundamental Rights in the light of the latest judgement of the Supreme Court on Right to Privacy. (250 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/AumXET07x0FA56nhfhoo1K1pe1OxPQaigjE/

Again an expected topic. It was covered in detail and analysed beautifully in our notes.

12. To enhance the quality of democracy in India the Election Commission of India has proposed electoral reforms in 2016. What are the suggested reforms and how far are they significant to make democracy successful? (250 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/AulFixTJELhN06MAQZ5cHats4humaBk5vWk/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AukTiJSxFblJxqt8SKe_s0Jwu8K6a-Y4bn8/

http://www.evernote.com/l/Aum-api43gxLBZzFVV5I6dLgkee7rTVREOo/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AulwJIwv7WpO0JkScgdwch7joHr7CCzvb2o/

It was covered across several notes. Electoral Reforms is a continuous process and hence we cover all changes/recommendations under separate note. We have created a separate sub head for RPA-Elections.

13. ‘Poverty Alleviation Programmes in India remain mere show pieces until and unless they are backed by political will’. Discuss with reference to the performance of the major poverty alleviation programmes in India. (250 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/Aumy9uDnVHBMEY7gbnUdUDi78mw6NwerNVY/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AumF5cJPtDpLV6rF9x7RWOv1TfdrnJw_8EM/

http://www.evernote.com/l/Aumh7tExZWZMK59dcJx7i6C-qgjRvYYkMzA/

We have providided analysis of all major schemes in our notes. This question can be answered from them.

14. Initially Civil Services in India were designed to achieve the goals of neutrality and effectiveness, which seems to be lacking in the present context. Do you agree with the view that drastic reforms are required in Civil Services. Comment (250 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/Aulr_P3VThpFL5nnVCJ3bm6vjZ2ZWLBXjJs/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AukCXYoaIVZHl58YWhtSKovMS0hy1KrAKn4/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AuncP16slRdKcqSPxHEeHSnXDchzKz5lWsY/

Beautiful and conventional question for PA students. We have covered it under various reforms suggestions.

15. The question of India’s Energy Security constitutes the most important part of India’s economic progress. Analyze India’s energy policy cooperation with West Asian Countries. (250 words)

Reference from IAS4Sure Notes :

http://www.evernote.com/l/AulIuyyxhptM5b35t_k8uujeFEG27EfB5Pw/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AunoUHgEUB5IlKixfYmjT5ifZY_U33U8E5M/

http://www.evernote.com/l/AumlqoxNmd9FyorcQjs2UPSF3OQH_jv6oLQ/

This question was covered under several bilateral relation notes like India-Iran, India-Qatar, India-Saudi Arabia etc.