Daily Current Affairs Analysis and Quiz: 8th May

You can find the video analysis of The Hindu as well as Indian Express here. Analysis is available in both English as well as Hindi. You will also get practice problems based on today’s articles for both  UPSC Prelims as well as Mains.

Editorial Analysis

Analysis of The Hindu in English

Analysis of The Hindu in Hindi

Analysis of Indian Express in English

Analysis of Indian Express in Hindi

Practice Questions: Prelims

1. Which of the following are features of the recent ordinance to amend the Banking Regulation Act, 1949?

1. It empowers RBI to form oversight committees
2. It empowers RBI to get banks to start insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings against defaulters

A. Only 1
B. Only 2
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

2. Which of the following are members of SAARC?

1. Afghanistan
2. Myanmar
3. Maldives

A. 1 only
B. 1 and 3
C. 1 and 2
D. 1, 2 and 3

3. Which of the following find place in the recent Joint Doctrine of Indian Armed Forces, 2017?

1. Surgical Strikes
2. No First Use of nuclear weapons
3. Minimum Credible Deterrence

A. 1 only
B. 1 and 3
C. 1 and 2
D. 1, 2 and 3

4. Which Supreme Court decision laid down the landmark ‘Basic Structure’ Doctrine?

A. Golaknath case
B. Keshavanand Bharti case
C. S.R. Bommai case
D. I.R. Coelho case

5. Which state registered highest growth in agriculture in 2015?

A. Madhya Pradesh
B. Telangana
C. Punjab
D. Haryana

Answers: 1C, 2B, 3D, 4B, 5A,

Practice Questions: Mains

  1. Discuss the major factors in play which hinder devolution of adequate power and finances to urban local bodies. [200 words]
  2. India has to find innovative ways to counter the increasing geopolitical influence of China in South Asia. Discuss. [200 words]
  3. Discuss the issues in design and implementation of Aadhaar technology in delivering benefits of welfare schemes. [200 words]
  4. A large number of countries across the world have done away with Capital Punishment. Analyse the pros and cons of administering capital punishment for heinous crimes and whether it is logical for India to continue with it. [200 words]
  5. Discuss the key reforms necessary to double farmers’ income in India by 2022. [200 words]

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