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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 January 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 21 January 2017

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Social empowerment; poverty and developmental issues

1) Inequality is rising across the world. Critically examine its causes and suggest solutions to eliminate inequality. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2

Topic: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.

2) It is said that the Supreme Court’s judgment on sectarian appeals during election campaigns interprets the Representation of the People Act, 1951 correctly and to its intended effect. Do you agree? Justify. (200 Words)


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

3) Discuss the significance of the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Silicosis case. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

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

4) Critically analyse social and economic costs of India’s SEZ policy. (200 Words)


Topic: Effects of liberalization on the economy, 

5) The “reforms” in 1991 laid out a new trajectory in which federalism was dichotomised into two parts—political and fiscal. Critically analyse the changing nature of fiscal federalism since 1991 reforms. (200 Words)


Topic: Economic growth and development

6) Manufacturing output grew 7%–8% annually since 1991, with a marked improvement in the variety and quality of goods produced. Yet, its share in gross domestic product has practically stagnated, with a sharp rise in import intensity. Examine why. (200 Words)


Topic:  Effects of liberalization on the economy,

7) “The 1991 liberalisation was shaped largely by the economic problems of the government rather than by the economic priorities of the people or by long-term development objectives.” Discuss. (200 Words)


Topic: Land reforms

8) Critically examine the logic behind and objectives of Niti Aayog’s  formal model law on land leasing. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical issues in international relations;

9) Is it crime to demand the right to self- determination leading to secession? Critically examine. (150 Words)