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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 December 2016

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 17 December 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world

1) Coal production in India has not been commensurate with the growing energy demand. Critically examine causes and consequences of this trend. (200 Words)


Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 

2) Why did the 1971 war fail to bring peace in South Asia? Critically examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

Topic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

3) In the light of designation of India as “Major Defence Partner” by the US, do you think India’s recent behaviour with Pakistan and Afghanistan is upholding regional peace in South Asia? Critically comment. (200 Words)


Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

4) Discuss various legal and constitutional issues raised against recent demonetization of rupees 500 and 1000 notes in India. (200 Words)


Topic:  Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. 

5) Analyse the objectives of and concerns raised against the Mental Health Care Bill, which was recently passed by Rajya Sabha. (200 Words)


Topic: Issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure,

6) It is said that water sharing awards and agreements such as the Sutlej–Yamuna Link between Punjab and Haryana are generally politically-induced, and therefore, remain unimplemented. Do you think sharing of river water should be based on the emerging ground realities, especially geographical factors? Illustrate. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic:  Indian economy – growth and development

7) Analyse the trends in wealth ownership and its inequality in India between 1991 and 2012 and examine if inequality is linked to growth strategy being followed. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration:

8) Discuss the Public Services Code as recommended by the 2nd Administrative Reforms Commission. (150 Words)

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