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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 February 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 04 February 2017

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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Urbanization – problems and remedies

1) With Indian cities and towns already struggling, the management of rapid urban expansion will remain one of the most important challenges over the next decade. What’s the solution to meet these challenges? Discuss. (200 Words)


Topic: Role of women; Salient features of Indian society; Social empowerment

2) Recently protests erupted in Nagaland after its government refused to revoke the decision to reserve 33 per cent seats for women in upcoming civic body polls. Examine why there is opposition to women’s reservation and also critically comment on this issue. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2

Topic:Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes;

3) Critically evaluate the impact of the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana on access to healthcare and financial risk protection. (200 Words)


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

4) It is argued that geopolitics rather than geoeconomics predominates India’s thinking on possibilities offered by the revival of the old Silk Road by the Chinese. Do you agree? Critically comment. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic:  Inrastructure

5) What are the objectives and components of the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme? Comment on this scheme’s performance. (200 Words)


Topic: Conservation; Disaster management

6) Discuss the damages caused by oil spills on marine ecology. What mechanism exist in India to manage and mitigate disasters caused by oil spills? Examine. (200 Words)

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Topic: Agriculture

7) What do you understand by contract farming? Does India need model law on contract farming? What should be its features? Analyse. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 4

Topic: EThics in human actions; Ethics in public administration

8) Critically discuss all the ethical issues that the recent jallikattu protests and government response to these protests have given rise to. (150 Words)