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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 06 March 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 06 March 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable


General Studies – 1;


Topic: Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes

1) Critically comment on the issues involved in declaring the Western Ghats as ecologically sensitive zone. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Changes in critical geographical features (including waterbodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes

2) How is coral reef formed? Examine the factors that are threatening corals around the world. Also examine what happens to oceans if corals are lost. (200 Words)

Goh Cheng Leong, Chapter 11

Topic : Salient features of world’s physical geography. 

3) How ocean currents originate? Discuss how ocean currents impact trade and commerce. (200 Words)

Goh Cheng Leong, Chapter 12

Topic : Salient features of world’s physical geography.

4) Differentiate between weather and climate. Examine the salient features of Indian climate. (200 Words)

Goh Cheng Leong, Chapter 13


General Studies – 2


Topic: Pressure groups

5) What is a pressure group? Analyse their role in development. (200 Words)

Laxmikanth, Political Dynamics – Pressure Groups

Topic: formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity

6) Why is there a need for electoral reforms in India? Discuss measures already taken to bring reforms in electoral politics. (200 Words)

Laxmikanth, Political Dynamics – Pressure Groups

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

7) Critically comment on the progress of reconciliation efforts by the Sri Lankan government towards Sri Lankan Tamilians. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  India and its neighborhood- relations. 

8) What ordeals did Indian immigrants face in the US during early twentieth century? Critically examine causes of the discrimination being faced by Indian diaspora in the US at present. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3


Topic: Indian economic growth and development

9) Despite decent economic growth, what structural challenges should it overcome to sustain its growth momentum? Analyse. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 4


Topic: Ethical issues in international relations a

10) Is trade protectionism ethical? Critically comment. (150 Words)

General