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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 05 April 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 05 April 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

1) Do you think anti – Hindi agitations, which are sporadically taking place since independence in South India, are justified? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary 

2) It is said that the Supreme Court’s orders banning liquor sale on highways encroach upon the executive’s domain of policymaking. Do you agree? Also discuss the reasoning of the court in these orders. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 

3) Why is Teesta issue between India and Bangladesh is regarded as litmus test of the relationship between these two countries? Also examine why Teesta issue remains unresolved. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

4) What do you understand by a recall election? Do you think Indians should have right to recall? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic:  Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure

5) It is said that NPAs are expected to acquire a two-tier, federal character with enormous implications for Centre-state relations. Elucidate. (200 Words)


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

6) How are minority communities identified in India by law and courts? Examine the issues involved in defining religious and linguistic minorities. (200 Words)

The Indian Express 

General Studies – 3

Topic:  Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. 

7) Critically evaluate department of atomic energy’s (DAE’s) achievements. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in human actions

8) Are sting operations, whatever be their nature and purpose, ethical? Critically comment. (150 Words)

The Hindu