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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 February 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 11 February 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable


General Studies – 1;


Topic:The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country.

1) “The decades following the 1857 Sepoy Rebellion were a period of growing political awareness, manifestation of Indian public opinion and emergence of Indian leadership at both national and provincial levels.” Discuss. (200 Words)

Struggle for India’s Independence, Bipan Chandra

Topic: The Freedom Struggle – its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. 

2) Critically analyse the influence of socio-religious groups on India’s national movement. (200 Words)

Bipan Chandra, Struggle for India’s Independence

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Topic: Role of women and women’s organization;

3) Critically examine the connections between the women’s movement and disability rights movement. (200 Words)

EPW


General Studies – 2


Topic:Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential

4) Recently the government claimed that  it will use big data analytics to trace those who illegitimately deposited old currency notes. Many concerns have been raised against government’s this move. Are they valid? Critically comment. (200 Words)

EPW

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

5) In many parts of India girls are pushed into early marriage and motherhood. Critically examine why this problem is still prevalent and what should be done to save girls from early marriages and associated problems. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security; 

6) It is said that the type of surgical action undertaken by India across the Line of Control in October 2016 in response to the terror strikes carried out by groups operating from the territory of Pakistan is neither unprecedented nor unusual in the contemporary global scenario. Do these strikes require international legal justification? Discuss. (200 Words)

EPW

Topic: Conservation

7) It is said that Tamil Nadu’s new jallikattu law presents complex constitutional issues on how we treat animals. What are these issues? Critically analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethical issues in international relations

8) Critically analyse the ethical issues involved in conflict between Israel and Palestine. (150 Words)

The Hindu