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[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 10 April 2017

[Insights Secure – 2017] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 10 April 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) What is gharana system? Discuss their significance and contributions of some of their proponents. (200 Words)

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Topic: Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues 

2) Discuss the contributions made by Jayaprakash Narayan to pre and post independent India. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 2

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

3) What are the consequences of delays in constitutional judgments by the Supreme Court? With reference to pending Aadhaar judgements, critically comment on the powers and responsibilities of the Supreme Court and its Chief Justice. (200 Words)

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Topic:  Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions

4) Imposing restrictions on the location of liquor outlets, applying them in a differential manner to vends, hotels and standalone bars is undoubtedly an executive decision. Should the judiciary impose norms in this executive domain? What are the consequences of the Supreme Court’s recent order banning liquor shops on highways? Critically discuss. (200 Words)

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

5) In your opinion, what are the three areas of relationship between India and Australia that show great potential? Discuss. (200 Words)

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General Studies – 3

Topic:  Environmental pollution; Science and Technology

6) In the light of recent events, critically analyse merits and demerits of governments seeking to build nuclear arsenals and generate energy from nuclear weapons. (200 Words)

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7) Do farm loan waivers by state and union governments solve agrarian crisis? What are the economic costs of loan waivers and long term solutions for addressing farm crisis? Critically examine. (200 Words)


General Studies – 4

Topic:  Ethical issues in international relations

8) What ethical and legal questions does the recent American air strikes on Syria raise? Comment. (150 Words)

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