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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 February 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 27 February 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues

1) Critically discuss contributions made by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar to anticolonial struggle and nationalism. (200 Words) 


General Studies – 2

Topic: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these.

2) It is argued that the introduction of the Aadhaar Act as a money bill contravenes the bare text of the Constitution. Do you agree? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

3) Critically examine how India’s Bilateral Investment Treaty’s (BIT) with other countries are affecting rights of the tribal people in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

4) Critically comment on recent developments that have taken place in the relations between India and Bangladesh. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

5) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has given the Indian vaccine regulatory structure the highest possible rating of 4 on a majority of parameters. Explain the ranking system, and what it means to various stakeholders. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic: Agriculture issues

6) Indian farmers are facing multiple crises. Critically analyse the nature of these crises. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethical issues in international relations

7) Recently an Indian national was killed by a US citizen in what’s termed to be a hate crime. What ethical issues does this crime give rise to? Analyse. (150 Words)

The Hindu