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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 February 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 02 February 2017

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General Studies – 1;


Topic: Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes

1) Recently researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK and Banaras Hindu University in Uttar Pradesh have examined how Indus populations in north-west India interacted with their environment. Discuss their findings. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2


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

2) Critically analyse how does the recent union budget seek to address low income problem of farmers and farm workers. (200 Words)

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Topic: e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential;

3) The government plans to launch an Aadhaar-enabled payment system soon. Examine its advantages over other non-cash payment options and benefits. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 3


Topic: Economic growth and development; Resource mobilization

4) Examine what has Union Budget 2017 done to revive investments in the country. (200 Words)

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Topic: Agriculture issues

5) The union budget 2017-18 has pitched for more reforms in agriculture marketing and increased funds for insurance and irrigation schemes.  Critically comment on these reforms. (200 Words) 

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Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism 

6) What are the differences between landmine and an improvised explosive device? How do naxals get weapons and what has government done to stop them from getting weapons? Critically examine. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 4


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

7) Discuss Swami Vivekananda’s thoughts on ethics. (150 Words)

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