Current Affairs Questions for UPSC General Studies [Mains] – 28 December, 2017

  1. One of the objectives of the government’s FAME scheme is that the country’s public transport should be 100 per cent electric. What are challenges to achieve this over-ambitious goal? Discuss. [ET]

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  2. Urban Transport should be to “move people instead of vehicles”. However, most big cities in India have failed to realize this goal in their public transport system. Discuss the reasons while suggesting how can India improve its public transport system? [Mint]

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  3. What provisions have been made in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 to create an inclusive work environment? Keep your answer limited to provisions regarding private sector in the law. [Mint]

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  4. What is Refuse-derived fuel (RDF)? Can RDF be a solution to waste management in India? Are there any provisions regarding the same in the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016? Elucidate. [Indian Express]

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  5. Despite of dramatic fall in equipment costs and tariff of solar energy, rooftop solar plants are not very popular in India. Account for the key stumbling blocks in realizing India’s rooftop solar power goals. [THBL]

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