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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 March 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 22 March 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable

General Studies – 1;

Topic : Poverty and developmental issues

1) How is Human Development Index calculated? Why is India not improving its rank in the Index? Examine. (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 does unusual warm weather in the Arctic affect other parts of the Earth? Examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 2

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

3) Recently, the Supreme Court (SC) observed that the Ayodhya dispute must be settled amicably through “a cordial meeting” of all parties. Critically comment on this observation and also on the justification given by the SC on this observation. (200 Words)


The Hindu

Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability

4) Why do you think Indian sports federations are not governed well? Discuss the steps taken to improve professionalism and efficiency of sports federations in India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

5) What are the compelling reasons for the USA to give up isolationism? What role can fora like G20 play in helping the US government to embrace multilateralism? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic: Environmental pollution

6) It is said that wastewater remains an untapped resource, especially in India. What are the threats posed by untreated wastewater? What should India do to recycle wastewater and tap this resource effectively? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

TopicEnvironmental pollution

7) Discuss the technological measures and meteorological controls available to control industrial air pollution. (200 Words)

ICSE Class 10 Environmental Science

General Studies – 4

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world. 

8) Discuss John Locke’s ideas and their relevance today. (150 Words)