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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 23 December 2016

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 23 December 2016

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General Studies – 1;

Topic:Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times

1) Examine the influence of Shivaji on various aspects of culture of Maharashtra. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests

2) India has maintained silence over Aleppo killings in Syria. Do you think India should voice its concern strongly? If yes, why and how India should respond? Comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States

3) According to a new SBI research report, the aggregate of debit and card transactions at point of source (PoS) terminals fell to a little more than Rs 35,000 crore in November, the lowest since February. Why do you think, despite demonetization and aggressive push for cashless economy, card transactions are decreasing? Examine and suggest what government should do to revive card transactions. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning,

4) For the past 50 years, on an average – in Uttar Pradesh- nearly 60 per cent of the members of the legislative assembly are first-time MLAs, in every assembly. Is this a worrying trend? Substantiate. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic:Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth

5) In the light of the recent Draft National Policy on Software Products, examine what more government can do to boost software sector. (200 Words)


Topic:  Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. 

6) What is the impact of demonetization on the microfinance sector and financial inclusion of poor? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: Developments in S&T

7) Write a note on different types of cardiac stents. In India most patients can not afford these stents. What measures has government taken to make them affordable? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

8) Corruption causes misuse of government treasury, administrative inefficiency and obstruction in the path of national development.” Discuss Kautilya’s views. (150 words)

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