UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: October 6, 2017
- “As most steps taken so far to fight the problem of non-performing assets in banks fail, the idea of a Public Sector Asset Rehabilitation Agency (PARA) seems to be promising as well as optimistic.” Do you agree? Argue.
- Some have compared the outreach by China and India in Africa (and underlying competition between them) with the so-called Scramble for Africa of 19th century. To what extent, such comparison is justified? Critically discuss.
Category – GS-I: Modern World History
- What do you understand by import substitution? To what extent, the Make in India initiative is similar to or different from the import-substitution strategy? Explain.
- Despite various initiatives to make tissue and organ donations transparent, there are various instances of corruption and violation of rules in organ transplantation. What are the issues with existing legal mechanisms? Also, what are the reasons behind the shortage of organs for transplantation? Examine.