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

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

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable

General Studies – 1;

Topic : Salient features of Indian society

1) What do you understand by identity politics? Examine how it has affected society and polity in India since independence. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2

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

2) “Polls are not the best representative of the popular will, for people’s answers to pollster questions are not quite the same as their opinions — or, for that matter, public opinion.” In the light of recent events, critically comment on the statement. (200 Words)

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

3) Why the north east Asia is now being considered as the most dangerous place on earth? Examine the role of UN in deescalating tensions in the region. (200 Words)


Topic: issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein

4) In India, economic disparity between wealthy states of the south and west and poor states of the north and east is skyrocketing. Critically discuss the causes and consequences of this trend. (200 Words)


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

5) What are the functions of the Commission on Legal Continental Shelf (CLCS) of United Nations? Examine its importance for India. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 3

Topic:  S&T

6) Differentiate between antibiotics and probiotics. Why meat with antibiotics is considered bad for health? What are the alternatives? Examine. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 4

Topic: role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values

7) Discuss the measures needed to be taken by all responsible stakeholders to prevent sexual abuse of children in schools. (150 Words)

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