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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 February 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 13 February 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable

General Studies – 1;

REVISION TEST of Secure Static will be Posted at 12 pm

Topic:  Population  and associated issues; Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections

1) Last month, Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi once again reiterated the need to set up a national sex offender registry. Do sex offender registration laws and public access to these records reduce sex crimes? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

2) The Union food ministry has insisted that each family member must possess an Aadhaar number within four months, to be eligible for subsidised foodgrains under the National Food Security Act. Critically comment on the intent and practicality of this condition by the ministry. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources.

3) It is said that automation, longer lives and faster technological change call for another revolution in education. What this revolution could be? Analyse. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Indian economy growth and development; 

4) “Policymakers around the world are grappling with widening regional inequalities and are being confronted with the need for ‘place-based’ economic policy interventions.” Elaborate. (200 Words)


Topic: Government budgeting; 

5) Critically comment on the recent trends in budget allocation for defence modernization in India. (200 Words)


Topic: Infrastructure – energy

6) Examine the lacunae in the national policy on renewables and suggest solutions to overcome these lacunae. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;

7) Recently a former Chief Minister claimed that she had ordered the torture of alleged rapists in custody. Do such measures address rape issue and provide justice to victims? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Indian Express