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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 March 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 25 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) Discuss Bhagat Singh’s ideas on nationalism, reason, religion and politics. Are these ideas relevant today? (200 Words)

The Indian Express

Topic:  Geography

2) Many sections of people from the Northeast have often complained about the effect of IST on their lives, and have pursued the issue of having a separate time zone with the Central government, but without much success. Examine why are they demanding separate time zone and how the existing IST is affecting them. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

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

3) Critically comment on the recent measures taken to improve transparency in electoral funding. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers & privileges and issues arising out of these; Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries 

4) Should the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament review government policies? In the light of recent decision of PAC to review monetary policy, critically examine. (200 Words)


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

5) An important idea which emerged at the 2016 October BRICS summit was the possible use of local currency in the intra-BRICS trade. Do you think it’s a good idea? Discuss. (200 Words)


General Studies – 3

Topic: Employment

6) Critically comment on the recent move of the government to extend the Employees’ State Insurance Scheme for domestic workers. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service

7) Do educated politicians make for better leaders, or do they at least result in better educational outcomes? Examine. (150 Words)