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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 10 March 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 10 March 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable

General Studies – 1;

Topic : Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

1) Write a short note on the features and significance of important festivals and dances of the people of India’s northeastern region. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  History of the world 

2) Examine how the world has ensured that since the end of the World War II nuclear weapons have not been used, especially despite major events such as the Cold War. Is this stability of seven decades under threat now? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

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

3) Do you think disqualifying someone from running for elections but allowing messages and welfare assistance to flow in their name is against the spirit of the law? Discuss critically with suitable examples. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate. 

4) In the light of the recent ruling of the European Union’s top court giving member-states the right to grant or deny asylum to refugees, critically comment on the implications of this ruling and on the larger issue of Europe’s responsibility to protect refugees. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

5) Discuss the merits and demerits of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act of 2012. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies

6) Critically analyse the pivotal role being played by the Election Commission and the UPSC in strengthening India’s democracy. (200 Words)

Laxmikanth – Indian Polity, Constitutional Bodies

TopicPowers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies

7) What are the important functions of Finance Commission? Do you think Finance Commission is functioning as an arbitrator between the Union and State governments? Critically examine. (200 Words)

Laxmikanth – Indian Polity, Constitutional Bodies

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic:  Indian economy  – growth and development

8) How is India becoming digital? What are the challenges and potentials? Examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance;

9) Examine the functions of Ethics Committees of the Parliament. Do you think these committees are successful and effective in ensuring ethical conduct in the Parliament? What other alternative mechanism would you suggest? (150 Words)