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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 February 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 28 February 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Role of women; Social empowerment

1) What are the benefits of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act to women? Also examine issues involved in using the MTP Act. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 2

Topic: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act

2) Analyse the patterns of NOTA voting and find out how the voters have used this option of negative voting since its inception. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

3) Critically analyse nature of solar power dispute between India, USA and the WTO, and its implications for India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations.

4) Examine the nature of and recent trends in economic ties between India and the UK. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

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

5) The Islamic State’s puritanical, one-size-fits-all brand of Islam hasn’t found much resonance in India. Examine why. However, recent events suggest that it’s slowly making inroads into India. How can India stop it from gaining foothold in its territory?  Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Infrastructure

6) “Infrastructure investment holds much promise, but to reap its benefits, policymakers in emerging economies will need to strengthen their institutional frameworks for procurement sooner rather than later.” Discuss importance of message in this statement for India. (200 Words)


Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 

7) As carmakers and technology entrants such as Uber and Google scramble to develop autonomous vehicles, lidar has become a highly coveted technology. Write a note on lidar and its applications. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in human actions

8) In India, we often read in news about people getting caught who are involved in selling and buying of exam question papers in advance in order to secure good ranks or jobs.  What ethical and governance related issues these incidents give rise to? Critically examine. (150 Words)

The Hindu