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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 06 April 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 06 April 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable

General Studies – 1;

Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century

1) Examine the causes and consequences of the Six-Day War of 1967, and also  its significance for India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 

2) In recent times, cooperation between Dhaka and Delhi has been enhanced in many areas. Which are these areas? Also comment on the significance of upcoming visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister to India. (200 Words)

The Hindu

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation

3) Recently, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh approved a write-off on outstanding farmer loans of up to Rs. 1 lakh taken before March 31, 2016. Critically discuss implications and economic viability of such farm loan waivers. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

4) Despite the ‘red line’, a large number of countries have used chemical agents against enemies in conflict. Examine why such impunity persists. Also examine, why is killing with chemical weapons taboo, but killing with fearsome conventional weapons okay? Comment. (200 Words)

The Indian Express

The Hindu

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

5) An integration of HIV/AIDS interventions and primary health-care systems has taken place in India from 2010 onwards. Is this a right approach? If the goal of ending HIV/AIDS in India by 2030 is to become reality, what should India do? Discuss. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 3

Topic:  Achievements of Indians in science & technology; Prevention of money laundering

6) The government has said it would use ‘data mining’ to figure out whether the large deposits in accounts are consistent with their declared incomes. What is data mining? Do data mining help is unearthing black money? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

General Studies – 4

Topic: Ethics in human actions

7) In the light of draconian punishments introduced in the name of cow protection, critically examine ethical issues involved in anti cow slaughter measures. (150 Words)


Topic:  Ethics in human actions

8) Discuss the ethical issues involved in opting for designer babies in future. (150 Words)