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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 07 April 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 07 April 2017

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STATIC Syllabus Timetable

General Studies – 1;

Topic: Salient features of Indian society

1) In the light of recent attacks on African nationals and northeast students, is it justifiable to label India as a racist country? Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu

The Hindu

General Studies – 2

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. 

2) Discuss critically Bangladesh’s recent socio-political struggles and India’s role in helping Bangladesh cope up with these struggles.(200 Words)

The Hindu

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

3) A majority of nations, nuclear have-nots, are now negotiating a historic United Nations treaty in New York to ban atomic weapons. Do you think it’s a futile exercise? What strong arguments do these countries possess to sign a treaty to ban nuclear weapons? Critically examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu

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

4) Critically comment on Indi’a’ attitude towards depression and mental health. Do you think education system has failed to address these problems? (200 Words)

The Indian Express

General Studies – 3

Topic: Security challenges and their management in border areas

5) Is there a change in India’s nuclear doctrine – from no first use policy to counterforce strategy? Does India really possess minimum credible deterrence? Critically examine. (200 Words)


Topic: Awareness in the field of biotechnology

6) What’s bioinformatics? What are the applications of Gene sequencing and gene editing (CRISPR CAS-9)? Also examine India’s progress in bioinformatics. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic:  Ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance

7) In the light of the Supreme Court’s views on suicide over the years, justify weather suicide is a criminal act or not. (150 Words)

The Hindu