Writing Practice Questions on Current Affairs: 27 December, 2017

  1. What are Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs)? Discuss their potential role in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship. [First PostFE ]

Category – GS-II: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector or Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

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  1. In India, many of the infrastructure projects get stalled due to unnecessary injunctions by the courts. How the proposed amendments in the Specific Relief Act, 1963 address this issue? Explain key proposals of the amendment bill. [Money Control]

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

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  1. In what circumstances and for what purpose, the Section 3(d) in the Indian Patent Law, 1970 was amended? Discuss its utility for Indian Patent Office while granting patents, particularly in pharmaceutical products. [The Hindu]

Category – GS-III: issues relating to intellectual property rights

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  1. While elucidating their utility, explain why the biological drugs are called the future of medicine? Analyze the impediments to make India a hub for manufacturing biological drugs. [Business Standard]

Category – GS-II: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector or Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

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  1. Contrast the role of private corporate sector vis-à-vis public sector in their respective share of investment in Indian Agriculture. [Business Standard]

Category – GS-III: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.

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  1. While taking examples of “Bali Jatra” and “celebration of Ramayana”, discuss India’s historical and cultural ties with countries in Southeast and East Asia. [Context: 2017 marked 25th anniversary of establishment of the ASEAN-India Dialogue Partnership]

Category – Indian Culture – 2016-17

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